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Staff writer for @TIME, covering health care policy & politics. Constantly in want of a bagel. Say hi: abigail.abrams@time.com

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Abby Abrams
6 days ago
In Texas, a state law has banned nearly all abortions. But last week, a small group of doctors took a huge personal risk to perform abortions past six weeks while they were legal for 48 hours. I talked to them about the experience:
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5 days ago
Today's Daily Spotlight: @abbyabrams reports on the secret group of doctors who risked everything to perform abortions in Texas
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5 days ago
“Our philosophy has always been: we want to be a point of access, we want to help as many people as possible,” says one doctor from an independent abortion clinic, who asked TIME not to name them because they could be sued over the abortions they provided during this time
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5 days ago
This was taking a huge legal risk. SB 8, which bans nearly all abortions in Texas after fetal cardiac activity is detected, contains a unique feature: if doctors perform abortions based on a court decision that’s later reversed, they can be sued retroactively for up to four years
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5 days ago
When U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman halted enforcement of Texas’ controversial six-week abortion ban on Oct. 6, a small group of physicians knew they were going to resume performing abortions that had been banned under the law as soon as possible
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Alex Altman
7 days ago
New: the businessmen behind Ravkoo, the digital pharmacy that has been a top ivermectin supplier, got at least $7 million in PPP loans despite their companies' record of criminal misbehavior, including healthcare fraud. @VeraMBergen's investigation:
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Abby Vesoulis
7 days ago
The 4.3M people who quit in August was 20% higher than the # of quits in Aug. 2019. What's happening? Workers "don’t want to return to backbreaking or boring, low wage, sh-t jobs," former Labor Sec @RBReich tells me. "They’re not going to take it anymore."
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Abby Abrams
12 days ago
Disability rights & caregiving groups are holding a 24-hour vigil at the US Capitol right now to urge Democrats to keep funding for home care in the reconciliation bill. More about why the overwhelmingly popular idea could still be on the chopping block
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Vera Bergengruen
20 days ago
YouTube now says it will ban any videos that claim commonly used vaccines approved by health authorities are ineffective or dangerous - including claims that approved vaccines cause autism, cancer or infertility, or that the vaccines contain trackers etc
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Judy Berman
21 days ago
I watched 3 new Britney Spears docs and all I got was this awful feeling that plenty of people knew what was happening to her but no one managed to help.
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Abby Vesoulis
26 days ago
The Biden Administration is moving forward with funding aid for Afghanistan, vowing to deliver $64 million in new aid to Afghanistan through the U.N. and aid organizations. But how does it do that without abetting the Taliban? via @ByBrianBennett
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Abby Abrams
27 days ago
Texas was already one of the most challenging places in the U.S. to obtain an abortion and to give birth to a child. Doctors warn the state's new abortion law could mean more deaths & more pregnancy complications as Texans struggle to access health care.
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Abby Abrams
27 days ago
Even before TX's new abortion law, research established a clear link b/w abortion restrictions & maternal mortality. Laws based on gestational age (like in TX) increased maternal mortality by 38% in a 2019 study. Physicians fear what will happen in Texas
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Abby Abrams
27 days ago
Even before TX's new abortion law, research established a clear link b/w abortion restrictions & maternal mortality. Laws based on gestational age (like in TX) increased maternal mortality by 38% in a 2019 study. Physicians fear what will happen in Texas
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Vera Bergengruen
28 days ago
“With the new law in effect, Texas could see increases in maternal mortality of up to 15% overall, and up to 33% for Black women next year…previous research has established a clear link between abortion restrictions and maternal mortality.” @abbyabrams
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Abby Abrams
28 days ago
Texas' six week abortion law has stopped nearly all abortions in the state, and physicians warn dire consequences are coming. With the new law in place, Texas could see maternal mortality increase up to 15% overall & up to 33% for Black women next year.
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a month ago
Today's Daily Spotlight: @abbyvesoulis and @abbyabrams report on a guaranteed income program in Compton, Calif. to see the effects of directly giving money to people in need and explore how similar universal basic income efforts could expand nationwide
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Abby Vesoulis
a month ago
The nation's largest guaranteed income pilot is helping an undocumented immigrant pay down a $10k medical debt and enabled a former inmate of 25 yrs to launch a nonprofit. But can these funds transcend their status as small experiments in liberal cities?
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a month ago
After months of reporting, @abbyvesoulis + @abbyabrams take you inside the nation's largest guaranteed income experiment in Compton, CA. It's a fascinating look at how free cash to society's poorest affects entire communities:
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