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For many women in the United States, the right to abortion services guaranteed by the Supreme Court since 1973 has eroded with the passage of hundreds of restrictions in state legislatures. In this issue, reporter Becca Andrews explores the current post-Roe era in Mississippi, where services have largely disappeared. Women are creating their own alternatives to clinic services and using other support strategies to help others. Several states have banned abortion with no exceptions, so Michaela Haas talked with people forced into custody battles with their rapists. Also in the September/October issue, read why the devastation from California’s wildfires may not end soon; learn about Carlos Spector, a tirelessly passionate asylum lawyer in El Paso; and Matt Gaetz, the Florida Republican who has cultivated a Trumplike persona and used his own father’s deep pockets to bully his way to political stardom.