Month: February 2022

🌱 Ban on abortion pills + Body found on Interstate 85

Happy Saturday neighbours! Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening today. First, today’s weather forecast: Low clouds. High: 63 Low: 49. Here are today’s top 3 Montgomery stories: The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office recently reported that a body was found on Interstate 85 between Waugh and Shorter. Department of Transportation workers were the […]

Abortion pills now account for half of abortions in the United States

According to a survey released Thursday, 54% of abortions in the United States are now performed using abortion pills, rather than surgery, Reuters reports. The survey was published by the Guttmacher Institute, a research and policy organization dedicated to sexual and reproductive rights. The report reflects a continued increase in use: in 2017, medical abortions […]

GOP-controlled Arizona House set to ban abortion pills

By BOB CHRISTIE PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona House on Thursday gave initial approval to a measure that would ban the making or prescribing of drugs that would induce abortion, a bill that would eliminate the choice used by half of people who have abortions in the state. The proposal awaiting a final vote in […]

Abortion pills now account for more than half of abortions in the United States

More than half of recent abortions in the United States have been performed with abortion pills, according to preliminary data released Thursday, a sign that medical abortion has increasingly become the most accessible and preferred method of terminating a pregnancy. The report, published by the Guttmacher Institute, a research organization that supports abortion rights, found […]

South Dakota Governor and Fellow Republicans Target Abortion Pills

PETER, SD — Governor Kristi Noem’s proposal to make South Dakota one of the toughest places in the country to get abortion pills won support from Republicans in the State House on Tuesday, even though a federal judge blocked a similar rule to enter into force therein. Every Republican on the South Dakota House Health […]

Haugaard’s ban on abortion pills goes to South Dakota house ground

Rep. Steven Haugaard, Gov. Kristi Noem’s main challenger, hopes to ban the use of drugs commonly used in medical abortions and impose penalties on potential law breakers. The measure narrowly passed the House Health and Human Services Committee Thursday morning with a 7-6 vote. law. An abortifacient chemical drug is defined in the text of […]

Female doctor arrested for illegally prescribing abortion pills at her unlicensed clinic

Pimpri-Chinchwad Police have booked a doctor for alleged illegal prescription and possession of abortion pills at his unlicensed clinic in Bhosari area. The police invoked against her the provision of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act 1971. An FIR was registered at Bhosari Police Station by Dr. Pavan Salve, Additional Medical Officer, Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal […]

Georgia bill banning abortion pills in the mail advances

ATLANTA — Republicans in Georgia introduced a bill Wednesday that would ban the delivery of abortion pills through the mail and require women to be examined by a doctor in person before the pills are distributed. The state Senate Health and Human Services Committee voted 7-5 in favor of the legislation after an expedited hearing […]

A new bill in Iowa would ban the mailing of abortion pills

DES MOINES, Iowa (KCCI) — Iowa House Republicans on the Human Resources Committee have passed a bill banning the mailing of abortion pills. KCCI reports that the bill would require a person seeking an abortion-inducing drug to receive the drug in person at a health care facility. If passed, anyone who knowingly violates the bill […]

Bill banning mail delivery of abortion pills passes out of committee, heads to GA Senate – WSB-TV Channel 2

ATLANTA — Some Georgia lawmakers want to make it illegal to mail abortion pills or distribute them at state colleges and universities. They say it should only be prescribed after consulting a doctor. Critics say lawmakers shouldn’t tell doctors how to treat their patients. A Senate committee passed the bill Wednesday along party lines. The […]

Georgia Senate committee approves bill banning access to abortion pills in the mail

Senate Republicans have advanced a proposal that would prevent abortion drugs from being sent to Georgian women. The measure, sponsored by State Senator Bruce Thompson, is a response to the Biden administration’s relaxed pandemic rules that allow mail order medical abortion. The Food and Drug Administration made the change permanent in December. Thompson, a White […]

People Get Creative By Getting Abortion Pills Online

Nearly 20 states have laws banning telemedicine abortion, so people are getting creative with mail forwarding, international healthcare providers, and other strategies to access abortion pills. Green states allow telemedicine abortion and have providers offering this service. In gray states, people are finding workarounds to access abortion pills. (Created with Mapchart.net) While the Supreme Court […]

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