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Two years after Dobbs, the White House warns of Republican assaults on Americans' bodily autonomy

Democrats are reminding Americans that Republicans and the conservative U.S. Supreme Court stripped them of their previously held rights to reproductive access. Now other bodily autonomy rights could be next.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will always 'fight like hell' to protect LGBTQ+ rights (exclusive)

The governor of Michigan tells The Advocate about her efforts to defend vital LGBTQ+ services, and warns about the dangers of a second Trump term.

Here are the states that have laws protecting abortion and gender-affirming care

These states have taken the step to protect bodily autonomy.

An Arizona Republican blocked a total abortion ban, betraying the GOP — and her judge husband

Shawnna Bolick’s vote was the deciding factor in overturning a total abortion ban from 1864 — a ban her husband, a state Supreme Court justice, voted in favor of.

Most Black women don't have access to abortion, and they're going to impact the elections

Out of the 11.8 million Black women between the ages of 15 and 49 in the U.S., 57 percent live in areas that restrict access to abortion.

Rhode Island advances law protecting doctors who provide abortions & gender-affirming care

Eleven years (to the day) after passing marriage equality, Rhode Island lawmakers took another notable step to protect LGBTQ+ health care.

Maine signs trans and abortion sanctuary bill into law, despite violent threats

Despite a series of bomb threats against legislators in the state, Maine's Gov. Janet Mills has signed a transgender and abortion sanctuary bill into law.

Just one Christian Nationalist group is behind Idaho's bans on trans care and abortion

Attacks on abortion and gender-affirming care are heavily intertwined, and one group conservative hate group continues to use its influence in Idaho.

These 9 states have the chance to protect abortion this election — Here's what you can do

Constitutional amendments to protect abortion are on the ballot in 4 states, and 5 other states still need your signature.

A Texas woman was charged with murder for having an abortion. Now, she's suing the state

Lizelle Gonzalez spent two nights in jail after being charged with murder in “the death of an individual by self-induced abortion."

Olivia Rodrigo gives away free Plan B at Missouri show, calls for 'funding abortion'

Olivia Rodrigo gave away free boxes of Julie emergency contraception also known as Plan B — at her recent show in St. Louis, Mo., where abortion is a felony.

How important is abortion in the 2024 elections? To these groups, it's crucial

Abortion is an important issue to most women, but a large number of certain demographics are making it their top priority.

Democrats propose bill to defend IVF, slam 'Republican attacks on reproductive health care'

Democratic Sen. Tammy Duckworth and Rep. Susan Wild have introduced the Access to Family Building Act, which would protect IVF treatment in the U.S.

​Minnesota Governor to Sign Bills Safeguarding Gender-Affirming Care, Abortion

Minnesota Democratic Gov. Tim Walz is also expected to sign a bill banning conversion therapy.