Lauren Rankin is a writer, activist, and expert in abortion rights in the U.S. She is the author of 'Bodies on the Line: At the Front Lines of the Fight to Protect Abortion in America,' about the legacy of everyday volunteers on the fight for abortion rights. She spent six years as a clinic escort in New Jersey and serves on the board of A is For, a reproductive-rights advocacy nonprofit. Her work has been featured at the Washington Post, The Cut, Fast Company, Cosmopolitan, Teen Vogue, Refinery29, NBC News, among other publications.
While women may be "fired up" over abortion rights, white women consistently vote for their race over gender. Will this time be different?
Beware the Suddenly “Moderate” Republican
GOP candidates know their anti-abortion positions are unpopular, so they're burying their extremist rhetoric and hoping voters will fall for it.
Kansas’s Pro-Abortion Vote Isn’t Such a Surprise
The state has a harrowing history of anti-abortion aggression and violence that citizens well remember—and, as Kansans decisive NO vote on Amendment 2 results indicated, never want to experience again.
Trans People Aren’t a Threat to “Womanhood”
In the wake of Roe being overturned, writers and celebrities alike claim that including trans people in the abortion conversation "erases" women. But the reverse is actually true.
Will We Ever Fix Our Racist Health Care System?
As we await the final nail in the 'Roe' coffin, Linda Villarosa, author of the groundbreaking 'Under the Skin,' talks with DAME about the horrifying history of sterilizing Black Americans—and the alarming rates of infant and maternal mortality that continue to this day.
The GOP Aren’t the Only Culprit in Overturning ‘Roe’
The Republicans have done everything in their power to erode our Constitutional right to a safe, legal abortion. But are the Democrats totally blameless?
Our Bodies Are Literally on the Line
When our columnist began writing her history on the frontline fight to protect abortion back in 2018, even she couldn't predict the horrific landscape for reproductive rights in 2022—and how much more necessary her book would be.
The Forgotten History of the Underground Abortion Movement
Roe is poised to be overturned by year's end. And nearly every state in the union is passing increasingly oppressive, dangerous anti-abortion bills. Can we survive without safe, legal abortion?
America’s War Against Motherhood
With Roe on the brink of being overturned, no paid parental leave, and little government assistance for low-income parents thanks to GOP obstruction, the U.S. is proving their disdain for mothers.
The Medication Abortion Revolution Is Here
SCOTUS is poised to gut Roe v. Wade this year, making abortion illegal in more than half the country. But expanded access to abortion pills may be one way to save pregnant people's lives.