Jordan Smith is a state and national award-winning investigative journalist based in Austin, Texas. She has covered criminal justice for more than 20 years and, during that time, has developed a reputation as a resourceful and dogged reporter with a talent for analyzing complex social and legal issues. She is regarded as one of the best investigative reporters in Texas. A longtime staff writer for the Austin Chronicle, her work has also appeared in The Nation, the Crime Report, and Salon, among other places.
The End of RoeAbortion Faces Early Electoral Test in Kansas — but Misinformation Is Rampant
Anti-abortion actors have deployed misleading talking points to convince voters that the right to abortion isn’t on the line.
The End of RoeThe Fight for Abortion Rights Turns to State Constitutions
In the wake of Roe v. Wade, providers are challenging abortion bans based on expansive rights protected in state constitutions.
The End of RoeIn Overturning Roe, Radical Supreme Court Declares War on the 14th Amendment
Alito’s opinion completely elides the significance of the 14th Amendment, which was explicitly designed to address the particular horrors of slavery, including the right of individuals to determine whether, with whom, and when to form a family.
The End of RoeThe Interstate Tug-of-War Over Reproductive Freedom
As states like Illinois work to expand abortion access in the wake of Roe, others, like Missouri, will seek to assert control over their residents.