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The Fuller Project and Reckon, the Alabama-based newsroom dedicated to deep exploration of the tough and important issues facing the American South, are partnering to cover women’s issues, lives and perspectives in the region. Our reporting is centered on the stories and viewpoints of those who are too often missing from current conversations, bringing historical and systemic context to bear on today’s news.

The Fuller Project and Reckon share a sense of urgency for shining light when our public institutions don’t live up to their promises to create democracy that is accessible to everyone.  This important partnership is the result of deep listening over the past few years, and couldn’t happen at a more crucial time. Reckon and The Fuller Project have always known the power of collaboration, which is why this long-term partnership is the critical next step in our impact and accountability journalism.” – Ryan Nave, Editor-in-Chief, Reckon 

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How a network of college students is preparing for post-Roe campuses

One drop-off at a time, college students are arming themselves with preventive emergency contraception — which could soon be one of the last legal chances to stop a pregnancy.

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The mental health crisis facing Black mothers in the South

Like maternal health broadly, the problem falls along stark racial lines.

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Why deaths by suicide often go uncounted in states’ maternal mortality studies

Suicide and overdose are both leading causes of preventable pregnancy-related death, which has only been exacerbated by the pandemic. But few states are keeping track of this relationship.

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The South’s abortion battle has a new front: telemedicine

A new bill making its way through the Georgia statehouse would criminalize access to abortion pills by telemedicine — a common, safe, easy way to end early pregnancies that the federal government first allowed last year.

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‘Every shift, we’re just barely making it’: What nurses want us to know about the South’s COVID crisis

The pandemic didn’t create the nursing plight in the South, but burnout and low pay have made it worse.

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It’s not just Texas and Mississippi: Abortion access is in jeopardy across the Deep South

As all eyes turn to the landmark case before the Supreme Court, advocates in the South say they’ve been sounding the alarm on access for years.

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