Magazine November 29, 2021, Issue

Roe v. Me

My Grandchild, by Julia Margaret Cameron, 1865 (The Royal Photographic Society Collection/Victoria and Albert Museum, London/Getty Images)
A personal perspective

There is a popular image, very useful to abortion advocates, of anti-abortion protesters screaming insults in the faces of women going into the facilities we insist on calling “clinics” as if what went on in there were health care. I have spent some time on those sidewalks and I have never seen that or anything like it, though I assume it must happen from time to time. I am not much one for screaming or chanting or things like that, but I will admit that, when it comes to the abortion debate, I am occasionally tempted to raise my voice

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In This Issue


Politics & Policy

End Roe

In this special issue, we examine the legal arguments, the policy arguments, and the social arguments for finally ending the Roe era in America.

The Law

The Policy

The Social Impact

Books, Arts & Manners


Weird English

A review of Highly Irregular: Why Tough, Through, and Dough Don’t Rhyme — and Other Oddities of the English Language, by Arika Okrent.


The Week

The Week

Glenn Youngkin unlocked the secret to electoral success in a Virginia that hadn’t elected a Republican statewide in twelve years.


The Latest

Is Trump buckable? &c.

Is Trump buckable? &c.

On internal GOP politics; a Chinese artist and the Olympics; Ukraine and its right to exist; Joan Didion and other Buckley-hired talents; and more.