Supreme Court Allows Texas’s “Radical” Six Week Ban to Stand, Leaving Abortion Advocates Stunned

Reproductive rights advocates, health care providers and lawmakers blasted the Court’s decision to allow Texas’ extreme six week abortion ban to go into effect, and not intervene.

“This should send chills down the spine of everyone in this country who cares about the constitution,” said Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights.

Keeping Score: Holding Trump “Accountable” for Our Country’s “Deep Divide”

In every issue of Ms., we track research on our progress in the fight for equality, catalogue can’t-miss quotes from feminist voices and keep tabs on the feminist movement’s many milestones. We’re Keeping Score online, too—in in this biweekly round-up.

This week: The country prepares for a stressful Election Day; The Senate confirms Amy Coney Barrett; Republicans kick up a fuss about the clothes AOC wears; Poland tightens already intense abortion restrictions; and more.

Alas, Women—Barrett Is No Ginsburg

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s lifelong work to achieve equality was unrelenting while serving on the Supreme Court. On the other hand, Amy Coney Barrett’s appointment to the Supreme Court puts freedom of choice, affordable health care, marriage equality and other hard-won rights are at risk.

Short of a new administration’s decision to unpack and expand the Supreme Court, the future will be a conservative supermajority on the court.