Grace Panetta is a political reporter. She previously worked at Insider for four years covering politics with a focus on elections and voting. She holds a degree in political science from Barnard College.
Biden calls out abortion by name and skewers ‘extreme’ bans in State of the Union address
The president promised to veto a national abortion ban if Congress passed one in his first State of the Union address since the Supreme Court’s June ruling that left the legality of abortion up to the states.
A 1993 family and medical leave law was supposed to be just the start. Thirty years later, not much has changed.
The modern shortcomings of FMLA — like the limits to eligibility and the fact that it is unpaid — were the product of legislative compromise built into the structure of the law.
Rep. Ilhan Omar ties GOP vote on her committee post to her identity as a Muslim woman of color
Omar – one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress – says her expulsion is part of “continued targeting of women of color” by Republicans.
How Dobbs made the Wisconsin Supreme Court race one of the biggest elections of 2023
The state’s women-dominated Supreme Court will have the final say on abortion access in the state — and the race could come down to two women judges.
Abortion rights leaders set focus on access, medication — and the long fight ahead
The presidents of Planned Parenthood and NARAL Pro-Choice America both say that they’re alarmed at attempts to decrease access to medication abortion and that they see young people as key to their ability to change policy in the long term.
Kamala Harris, in Florida, takes aim at abortion restrictions as attacking ‘the very foundations of freedom’
The vice president, on the 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, tied the fight for legal abortion to Americans’ past fights for rights.
Democrats who flipped statehouses in 2022 are prioritizing abortion access in 2023
Democratic lawmakers who won full control of state government in Michigan and Minnesota have put abortion access at the top of their agendas in 2023 legislative sessions.
The Supreme Court could consider a charter school's code requiring skirts or dresses for girls
A North Carolina charter school that was found to violate the Constitution by requiring women students to wear skirts or dresses to promote “chivalry” is taking its case to the Supreme Court.
With Congress divided, Democrat-led states may take the lead in expanding paid family and sick leave
The United States entered 2023 as one of the few wealthy countries without national, guaranteed paid sick or family leave, leaving state lawmakers to fill in the gaps.