Abby Johnston is our editorial director. Before joining The 19th, she edited and managed digital strategy for the Texas Observer, Frontline and Texas Monthly. She is a graduate of the University of Texas and the University of Missouri.
What abortion looks like in every state — right now
The Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade. This dashboard provides updates on the current status of abortion rights in each state.
What we know about the Supreme Court draft opinion — and what it could mean for abortion access
If Roe is overturned, the level of abortion access — or if the procedure is legal at all — would be left to the states.
Texas’ governor got a basic fact about pregnancy wrong
When asked why the state’s new abortion restriction doesn’t provide exceptions for rape and incest, his answer misstated what six weeks of pregnancy really means.
The Supreme Court refused to block Texas’ abortion ban. Sonia Sotomayor says majority ‘opted to bury their heads in the sand’
In separate dissents, Justices Sotomayor and Elena Kagan used strong language to decry 5-4 Supreme Court decision allowing Texas’ six-week abortion ban to continue.
Billie Jean King wants you to be “All In” on your authentic self
The pioneering tennis player and advocate for equity in sports talked to The 19th about her new autobiography and changing the game.
Who are you cheering for this Olympics?
What was there to celebrate about a flawed event run by such a flawed organization? Joy. Tenacity. Quinn, Allyson Felix and Simone Biles.
'We stand in solidarity': Reproductive justice and disability rights advocates react to Britney Spears' forced IUD
In a 24-minute statement, Spears said that under conservatorship she was forced to keep an IUD in despite wanting to have another child.
The White House teams up with dating apps to promote COVID-19 vaccines
Tinder, Bumble, OkCupid and others are offering incentives to encourage users to get vaccinated.
The women who could help turn Texas blue
If the fabled blue Texas finally happens, women candidates will be behind the shift. Here are five key races to watch.
Warren: The time to rethink child care is now
The pandemic upended child care. Sen. Elizabeth Warren says that is an opportunity to reimagine the system.