Do women feel guilt after having an abortion? No, mainly relief | Suzanne Moore

Most women dont regret their decision to have a termination and that outlook could help us protect reproductive rights, writes Suzanne Moore Women know themselves! Shock! Women can make the right decisions about their own bodies. Isnt that amazing? Though I and most of my friends who have had abortions know this, I guess thats just anecdata. You cant trust women when they tell you that the main feeling was relief and that they didnt really want a load of counselling about adoption or to wait another few weeks. Still, try to overturn Roe v Wade. Meanwhile, in the UK, anti-choice types focus on time limits. We can never be complacent about our rights. The myths the anti-choice brigade promulgate …

Hillary and Chelsea Clinton: We cannot give in. Thats how they win

Losing the 2016 US election was devastating, but Clinton is keeping up the fight. Mother and daughter talk about authoritarianism, inspiring women and why thrillers are the perfect escape If there is a prevailing message in Hillary and Chelsea Clintons The Book of Gutsy Women albeit perhaps not precisely the one they meant it is that making change for women and girls is painful, tough, and requires almost inhuman reserves of personal grit. The volume is a collection of mini-biographies of gutsy women, and its intended mood, I surmise, is upbeat and inspirational. The subjects range from the learned 17th-century Mexican nun Suor Juana de la Cruz to the bracingly named Cherokee politician Barbara Mankiller. But behind the celebratory gloss …