The New Abortion Restriction No One is Talking About

Michele DeMarco, PhD
10 min readApr 29, 2022

Anti-abortion laws have traditionally allowed an exception to protect the “life of the mother.” Not anymore.

Performers participate in ACT FOR ABORTION in front of the Supreme Court of the United States on Jan. 22, 2022 in Washington, D.C. | Leigh Vogel/Getty Images for Act For Abortion

Originally published in POLITICO.

In 1942, my grandmother lay in a hospital bed in center city Philadelphia waiting to die. She was 26 years old, happily married, and…

Michele DeMarco, PhD

Award-winning writer, therapist, clinical ethicist, and researcher specializing in moral injury. I talk about the stuff many won’t.