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Lauren Rankin is a freelance writer covering reproductive rights and feminist politics. Her work has appeared at publications such as Allure, Cosmopolitan, InStyle, Refinery29, Rolling Stone, SELF, Teen Vogue, and others. She has been a volunteer clinic escort at an independent abortion clinic in northern New Jersey for more than five years and has a Master of Arts in Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers University. Follow her on twitter at @laurenarankin.