Month: September 2021

House members share personal abortion stories to preserve procedural rights

WASHINGTON — Three members of Congress shared their personal and sometimes painful abortion stories Thursday, in an emotional hearing that comes amid an escalating battle over a Texas law that is the most restrictive in the world. country. Two of the lawmakers said they were teenagers when they decided to end their pregnancies. Rep. Barbara […]

These Congresswomen Shared Abortion Stories That Shouldn’t Need To Be Told

The House Oversight and Reform Committee held a hearing Thursday on abortion rights in response to the wave of anti-abortion laws instituted across the country. Three Democratic women — Representatives Cori Bush of Missouri, Pramila Jayapal of Washington and Barbara Lee of California — all shared their personal stories of having had abortions. In a […]

Members of Congress share their own abortion stories at the hearing

On Thursday, three Democratic members of Congress offered deeply personal testimony about their own abortions as a congressional committee considered how to respond to conservative states that pass laws limiting abortion access. Rep. Cori Bush of Missouri said she was raped during a youth trip to church. Representative Barbara Lee of California said she had […]

Members of Congress share personal abortion stories during House hearing

Reps. Cori Bush (D-Mo.), Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), and Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) spoke Thursday about their own abortions at a House Oversight Committee hearing on the right to abortion. Why is this important: Congress is assessing the state of abortion rights in the United States after a Texas law took effect earlier this month that bans […]

Members of Congress Share Their Own Abortion Stories at Hearing | Missouri News

By JIM SALTER, Associated Press On Thursday, three Democratic members of Congress offered deeply personal testimony about their own abortions as a congressional committee considered how to respond to conservative states that pass laws limiting abortion access. Rep. Cori Bush of Missouri said she was raped during a youth trip to church. Representative Barbara Lee […]

Lawmakers share their abortion stories ahead of Congressional hearing

Democratic Representatives Cori Bush (Mo.), Pramila Jayapal (Wash.) and Barbara Lee (California) shared their abortion stories on Wednesday, a day before a Congressional hearing on procedural access, which is more more threatened. In one interview with NBC News this Airing Wednesday night on MSNBC’s “The ReidOut with Joy Reid,” Jayapal opened up about getting pregnant […]

EU doctor says she will continue to prescribe abortion pills to women in Texas

A European doctor said she plans to continue prescribing abortion pills to Texas women through virtual medical appointments despite the state’s new law that bars women from having abortions after six weeks. Dr. Rebecca Gomperts, a doctor from the Netherlands, told CBS News she doesn’t care about the six weeks. “This is another law that […]

Increase in 999 calls for women taking home abortion pills

Ambulance services have reported an increase in emergency calls for women who have taken homemade abortion pills, a Freedom of Information (FOI) request has revealed. The Mail on Sunday found that one – South Western Ambulance Service – had seen its dispatches for women taking the pills triple since April last year. Under emergency coronavirus […]

Eyeing Trend, MD Provider Offers Abortion Medication By Mail

SILVER SPRING, Maryland — While the Biden administration challenges a Texas law restrict abortion after six weeks of pregnancy, Planned Parenthood for Maryland, Virginia and DC residents are start a program focused on patients accessing home care. Financial assistance is available for Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington’s new home medical abortion services. (Adobe Stock) Dr. […]

Provider Eyeing Trend MD Offers Abortion Drugs Via Mail / Public News Service

SILVER SPRING, Md. – Like the Biden administration challenges a Texas law restrict abortion after six weeks of pregnancy, Planned Parenthood for residents of Maryland, Virginia and DC is start a program focused on patients accessing home care. Dr. Serina Floyd, medical director of Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, said the near total ban on […]

South Dakota to ban delivery of abortion drugs from telemedicine and mail-order pharmacies

Republican South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem issued an executive order banning the delivery of abortion drugs through telemedicine and mail-order pharmacies. His executive order, signed Tuesday, directed the South Dakota Department of Health (DOH) to create new anti-abortion rules. The rules prohibit out-of-state telemedicine from prescribing abortion-inducing drugs. They also prohibit the delivery of these […]

AOC reminds women that abortion pills are sold online and denounces ‘forced birth laws’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is hitting back at the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Texas’ controversial new abortion law, reminding those in need that pregnancy termination medications can be purchased online. Following the landmark 5-4 Supreme Court decision upholding Senate Bill (SB) 8 banning all abortions in Texas once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, the […]

Satanic temple seeks access to abortion drugs

The abortion drug Mifepristone, also known as RU486, is pictured at an abortion clinic February 17, 2006 in Auckland, New Zealand. Citing the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, a group of Satanists are calling on the Food and Drug Administration for access to “abortion pills without having to go through regulatory steps,” the group announced on […]

Satanic Temple Demands FDA Grant Unrestricted Access to Abortion Drugs

The Restoration of Religious Freedom Act (RFRA) was initiated and enacted to ensure Native Americans unfettered access to peyote for their religious rituals. Consistent with this goal, The Satanic Temple wants unfettered access to abortifacients for its religious use. Since peyote is a Schedule I drug with no accepted medical use, TST’s prescription drug access […]

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