Brenna McCaffrey is a cultural anthropologist who studies the interaction of activism, medicine, and reproduction. She has conducted ethnographic research on abortion in Ireland and is currently researching the history and impact of abortion pills on feminist movements in the United States. She received her Ph.D. from The Graduate Center, City University of New York. Follow her on Twitter @anthrofeminist and on TikTok @paigingbrenna.
The abortion pill revolutionized activists' fight for reproductive rights in Ireland in the 2000s—but in the U.S., cultural narratives have been slow to catch up to how medication has transformed abortion access.