Looking past Roe

To prepare for the possible overturning of Roe v. Wade – closer than ever given the makeup of the Supreme Court – conservative states are enacting more restrictions against abortion, while liberal states are going the opposite way. How is this playing out on the ground? Monitor reporters Jessica Mendoza and Samantha Laine Perfas travel to various areas of the US, looking to see how states are addressing the issue. Along the way, they explore the human stories behind the politics. 

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  • Hard choices, sweet tea: A day at the abortion clinic

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    Like many southern states, Louisiana has sharply restricted access to abortion in recent years. Our reporters spent a day in one of the state’s last remaining abortion clinics, speaking to the staff and patients, and hearing their stories.

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  • Amy Irvin's story

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    Amy Irvin is the executive director of the New Orleans Abortion Fund (NOAF). She co-founded the organization in 2012, which works to help women access abortion care. Listen as she shares her personal experience, and why she does this work.

  • Taylor Gautreaux's story

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    Taylor Gautreaux is a freshman at Southeastern Louisiana University. She is an active member of Louisiana Right to Life, and participates in sidewalk counseling outside of abortion clinics. Listen as she explains why she feels so strongly about bringing an end to abortion.