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A video on the Facebook page for nonprofit anti-abortion organization Louisiana Right to Life starts with a pregnant Black woman receiving an ultrasound. The viewer hears, “Here I come world!” before seeing a newborn Black baby girl. The video shows a time-lapse of the girl as she goes from toddler to student to working adult before heading back into a medical facility where a doctor says, “Let’s begin the procedure.” The graphic of a beeping heart monitor appears on screen. The beeping stops. “Life offers endless possibilities. Abortion offers none,” can be seen and heard. “Another Black baby dead,” is implied.

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Alex Fabrizio Sumpter is a mother of two children, and she’d already endured two miscarriages when she went for the first ultrasound of her latest pregnancy over the summer.

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Louisiana native Judge Amy Coney Barrett is poised to deliver a long-sought, solidified conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court that could set the court’s trajectory for decades.

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The news of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death hit Michelle Erenberg as if it were a death in her own family.


The 2020 Democratic platform is 91 pages. Its section on reproductive rights — less than a page.

But that one page represents the culmination of the party’s shift from luke warm on abortion access to full-throated support of the full range of reproductive rights over the last decade.