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Supreme Revenge: Battle for the Court
FRONTLINE traces how Mitch McConnell’s decades-long strategy to reshape the Supreme Court led to Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation.
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Medical Abortions Have Changed Abortion Access — And They're Available on the Internet
The development of medication abortion has vastly changed the landscape.
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How States Are Preparing For A Potential Roe v. Wade Challenge
Legislation across the U.S. indicates that states are bracing for the potential of a post-Roe world.
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