In the nuclear arms race against the US, the former Soviet Union performed more than 450 nuclear tests in an area known as the Semipalatinsk Test Site — also known as the Polygon — from 1949 to 1989. Winds blew the nuclear fallout and radioactive dust into neighboring villages, affecting anywhere between 500,000 to 1 million people.
Roe v. Wade made abortion legal in the US. But legal and accessible — that's not always the same thing. Some states are passing legislation aimed at restricting abortion. The latest is in Ohio, where two bills to limit abortion just landed on the governor's desk. And that has some women in need turning to an unconventional place: the internet.
Over nine decades, efforts to amend the US Constitution to recognize women’s rights have faced major challenges. Congress finally passed the Equal Rights Amendment in 1972. The amendment would recognize women’s equal rights to men under the law. But it still hasn't been ratified in all 50 states.