Sofia Resnick

Investigative Reporter

Sofia Resnick is an investigative reporter for Rewire. She has uncovered abuse and exposed religious influence on academic research and public policy in the areas of reproductive health and LGBT discrimination. Prior to joining Rewire, Resnick was an investigative reporter for the American Independent, an online publication based in Washington, D.C. She has worked for the Austin Chronicle in Austin, Texas. She has a master’s degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. Her work has appeared in the Austin Chronicle, the Huffington Post, Mother Jones, and Salon, among other publications.


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Analysis Law and Policy

Following Well-Worn Scripts, State Lawmakers Renew Assault on Access to Abortion Care

Sofia Resnick & Imani Gandy

As state legislative sessions gear up for what could be one of the worst years on record for reproductive rights, anti-choice lawmakers across the country have in recent weeks filed barrages of laws that would restrict access to safe and legal abortion. Many of these laws are identical, or nearly so, to laws that have repeatedly failed in the same states where they are being reintroduced.

Investigations Religion

Not the ‘Illuminati’: How Fundamentalist Christians Are Infiltrating State and Federal Government

Sofia Resnick & Sharona Coutts

Welcome to the world of the Blackstone Legal Fellowship, an annual program established in 2000 by the Alliance Defending Freedom, an Arizona-based nonprofit that is swiftly emerging as a major behind-the-scenes player in many of the nation’s most controversial legal cases involving reproductive rights, sexual justice, and a vast range of other moral and social disputes.

Investigations Abortion

In North Dakota, It’s ‘No’ to Government Spending, Unless You’re Fighting Against Abortion Rights

Sofia Resnick & Sharona Coutts

North Dakota is far from alone in spending large sums to defend anti-choice laws. But what makes the state unusual is that fiscal conservatives are now criticizing a double standard, where the lawmakers backing these bills are more regularly seen opposing other instances of what they call government interference, and decrying so-called “big spending.”

Analysis Contraception

No Plan B: Why Is the Indian Health Service Denying Native American Women Access to Emergency Contraception?

Sofia Resnick

Native American women don't have access to emergency contraception despite repeated requests by women's groups to the Indian Health Service. Everyone from the IHS to the Department of the Interior to Senators to the White House is involved in the decision, but no one appears to be taking responsiblity. How much longer do Native women have to wait?

Analysis Abortion

“Abortion Doesn’t Unrape You:” Following Election Disaster, Anti-Choice Activists Look to Re-frame Discussion of Rape

Sofia Resnick

Faced with polls saying that eight in 10 Americans think abortion should be legal when a pregnancy results from rape, anti-choice activists are actually pushing for more public discussion of the issue. It’s part of a long-term campaign to try to change Americans’ minds and to bring the country closer to banning abortion in nearly all cases.

Analysis Abortion

Health Experts Challenge “Coerced-Abortion” Laws

Sofia Resnick

In 2005, Brittany Wilson said in federal court that her boyfriend had forced her to have an abortion she didn’t want. She blamed Planned Parenthood for letting it happen. Now, Brittany’s story is again being used in federal court — this time to defend a South Dakota law that addresses the issue of coerced abortion. 

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