“We Had Abortions”: Ms. magazine Winter Issue on Newsstands This Month


The winter issue of Ms., on newsstands February 22, delves deep into the current state of abortion access and rights in America: January 22 marked the 49th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, but in a few short months, the U.S. faces the likelihood the Supreme Court will overturn Roe, endangering abortion access nationwide.

In the winter issue: 

  • A series in collaboration with the Brennan Center for Justice examines the profound connections between abortion rights and the state of our democracy — and how we can’t have one without the other.
  • Along with rising rates of abortion bans across the country comes rising animus from the antiabortion movement — a sentiment that too often turns into violence. Our new issue goes deep on a profoundly American form of terrorism — violence at the abortion clinic.
  • We launch a revival of a historic Ms. campaign that brought national attention when it first ran in 1972. WE HAVE HAD ABORTIONS — a bold petition in which 53 well-known U.S. women declared that they had undergone abortions — despite laws in most states rendering the procedure illegal. Ms. calls on women to speak out again. 
  • And, Ms. reminds readers that women still do not have full constitutional equality without the Equal Rights Amendment. Since the ERA has been ratified, now what? 

Members of the press are welcome to a comped subscription, for both print and online editions of the magazine. Please email press@msmagazine.com with the subject line “Comp subscription request” to receive one. 

About Ms. Magazine: Co-founded by Gloria Steinem in 1972 and published by the Feminist Majority Foundation since 2001, Ms. magazine has been a trusted, popular source for feminist news and information in print and online for 50 years. Ms.’s time-honored traditions of an emphasis on in-depth investigative reporting and feminist political analysis have never been more relevant, bringing a new generation of writers and readers together to share news, analysis, research and strategies for fighting back and moving forward, and for shaping a better future.