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Since the reversal of Roe v. Wade, contributor Stephania Taladrid has followed a network of women secretly distributing abortion pills across the United States. The network has its roots in Mexico, where some drugs used for home abortions are available at a lower price over the counter. Volunteers – they call themselves “pill haulers” – pick up the pills at Mexican pharmacies and bring them across the border. The work is becoming more and more dangerous: In states like Texas, aiding and abetting an abortion is considered a crime that carries long prison sentences. But according to Taladrid’s sources, it is imperative. “I mean, there’s nothing else to do, right?” said a woman in Texas who had a miscarriage using the medicine she got from a pill fairy. “You can’t just lie down and accept it. You can not do that.”

Plus, staff writer Parul Sehgal talks with author Andrew Sean Greer about his new novel, “Less Is Lost,” a sequel to his Pulitzer Prize-winning “Less.”

And poet Ellen Bass explores the habits that carry us through life and death.

The New Abortion Underground

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Stephania Taladrid reports on a network of volunteers who distribute abortion drugs – illegally and sometimes at great risk – to women in states that ban the procedure.


In Defense of Comics: Andrew Sean Greer Talks About ‘Less Is Lost’

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The author talks with staff writer Parul Sehgal about his new novel, a sequel to his Pulitzer Prize-winning “Less.”


Ellen Bass loves repetition

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Poet Ellen Bass explores the habits that carry us through life and death.


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