Month: March 2022

MPs vote on whether to end ‘pills in the mail’ for abortion in England | Abortion

Women in England will only be able to illegally access abortion pills online because ministers end the ‘pills in the mail’ trial, MPs have been told ahead of a crucial House of Commons vote on the scheme. Medical groups, pro-choice activists and women’s organizations say the government’s decision to end the two-year experiment will lead […]

Republican state lawmakers are working to restrict access to abortion pills. : NPR

Mifepristone, an abortifacient drug, was approved by the FDA more than 20 years ago. The FDA recently relaxed some of the drug’s distribution rules. Now some legislatures are trying to restrict access. Phil Walter/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Phil Walter/Getty Images Mifepristone, an abortifacient drug, was approved by the FDA more than 20 years […]

Governor Newsom signs bill to end abortion procedure

Gov. Gavin Newson signed a bill Tuesday in Sacramento that will end co-payment for abortion procedures and other out-of-pocket costs. According to Senate Bill 245, authored by Sen. Lena Gonzalez (D-Long Beach), health care plans or disability insurance policies will not be allowed to impose a deductible, coinsurance, co-payment or other similar sharing requirement. costs […]

Abortion pills are just as safe to prescribe based on a patient’s medical history as after an in-person exam, new research finds

(The Conversation is an independent, nonprofit source of news, analysis, and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) For many people, access to abortion care can be a major challenge. Abortion services are usually only available at select clinics with specialized equipment like ultrasound, often requiring long distances to get there. When medical abortion, or abortion […]

House Democrats push HHS secretary to make abortion drugs cheaper and easier to access

House Democrats are pushing Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra to increase access to abortion-inducing drugs. On Tuesday, 12 Democratic congressmen from the House Oversight and Reform Committee sent a letter to the Secretary of HHS asking him to push the new Task Force on Access to Reproductive Health Care to act on this […]

Oversight committee Democrats call on HHS to make abortion pills more accessible

Rep. Carolyn Maloney (DN.Y.), chair of the House Oversight Committee, along with Reps. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) and Cori Bush (D-Mo.) urge the Department of Health and Human Services to make abortion pills more accessible. Driving the news: In a letter to HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra, lawmakers say the federal government must “ensure that medical abortion […]

Transgender people tell their abortion stories in “Trans Bodies, Trans Choices”

Content Warning: This story contains mentions of sexual assault and suicidal ideation. As states across the country consider bills that would erode the rights of transgender youth, these targeted bills aren’t the only legislation threatening the freedom of trans people. The Supreme Court is set to hear an abortion case that could overturn Roe v. […]

Women share their secret abortion stories for the 1 of 3 campaign

Brittany Mostiller had just turned 23 when she found out she was pregnant again. She thought about suicide. The Chicago native was already a mother of three girls under the age of seven and barely getting by, working part-time as a grocery store cashier and living in a two-bedroom apartment with her sister and niece. […]

Despite telehealth restrictions, access to help provides abortion pills to FL patients

The most popular #1 California HealthPlan Partnership Hacked The Fairfield-based nonprofit is trying to determine if secure access to the personal records of any of its more than 850,000 members in 14 counties has been compromised. … Read more #2 Nurses’ march on Washington planned to address workplace violence and other ‘serious issues’ The peaceful […]

Georgia lawmakers push to end shipment of abortion pills | News Ga Fl

ATLANTA — Telemedicine has become a widely used service during the pandemic, but Georgia lawmakers want to return to requiring a woman to be in person for abortion services. Georgia’s Senate Health and Human Services Committee voted 7 to 5 on Wednesday to approve the “Women’s Health and Safety Act,” which would prevent the sending […]

Ky. Attorney General May Defend Ban on Abortion Procedure

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the Republican attorney general of Kentucky can intervene to defend the state’s ban on a common abortion procedureallowing the case to proceed in lower federal courts. The 8-1 opinion was written by Associate Justice Samuel Alito. Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote a dissent. Kentucky Attorney General Daniel […]

Tennessee abortion law would ban abortion pills in college, by mail

Tennessee lawmakers on Tuesday introduced a bill to ban the distribution of abortion drugs through the mail and on college campuses, the latest in a series of similar laws across the United States prompted by federal approval of the delivery and telehealth distribution of pills. The legislation, which was passed by the Senate Judiciary Committee, […]

Georgia Senate Passes Bill Banning Mail Order Abortion Drugs | Health

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Georgia Senate Passes Bill Banning Mail Order Abortion Drugs |

ATLANTA — Georgia women would be prohibited from getting abortion drugs through the mail without seeing a doctor under legislation that the state Senate authorized on Tuesday. The bill, which passed 31-22 and is now moving to the Georgia House of Representatives, aims to provide such drugs through telemedicine, a practice the Biden administration authorized […]

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