Month: May 2022

Committee Approves Bills to Increase Abortion Penalties for Doctors and Ban Abortion Pills in the Mail | New

BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana’s House Committee on Health and Welfare on Tuesday approved two anti-abortion bills in bipartisan votes. Senate Bill 342, sponsored by State Sen. Katrina Jackson, D-Monroe, would increase criminal penalties for abortion providers under Louisiana trigger laws. Louisiana is one of 13 states with trigger laws that go into effect if […]

The post-Roe battleground for abortion pills will be your mailbox

This spring, Missouri considered, but did not pass, a measure that would have criminalized out-of-state travel for an abortion, creating an incentive for bounty hunters similar to Texas’ new anti-abortion law for abortion. ‘to apply. Exercising “extraterritoriality”, or trying to enforce the laws of one state within the jurisdiction of another state, would be a […]

Tennessee has banned the mailing of abortion pills, not emergency contraceptives like Plan B

If the Supreme Court votes to overturn Roe v. Wade, as a leaked draft majority opinion indicates, access to abortion would vary from state to state due to differing policies. Abortion rights advocates fear that some states’ efforts are going further to reduce contraceptive use. But has Tennessee ever outright banned the emergency contraceptive known […]

Abortion pills are available without a prescription in some Mexican pharmacies. : NPR

One of two abortion drugs available without a prescription in some Mexican pharmacies. John Burnett/NPR hide caption toggle caption John Burnett/NPR One of two abortion drugs available without a prescription in some Mexican pharmacies. John Burnett/NPR Since Texas passed a tough anti-abortion law in September, more women along the southern border are going to unregulated […]

Roe’s Urination c. Wade Might Not Stop Availability of Abortion Pills in the Mail in Arizona | Government and politics

Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services PHOENIX – The ability of Arizona women to continue to have access to at least one form of abortion if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade could depend on the state’s ability to enforce a little-known 2021 law. This law makes it illegal to deliver abortion-inducing drugs to […]

Women share abortion stories amid furor over SCOTUS opinion leak

Internet Explorer 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser. NEXT January 6 committee requests Secret Service texts by Tuesday 06:27 ‘This can’t be the final report’: Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) reacts to latest Uvalde report 08:36 ‘It’s an attack on the Constitution itself’: Prominent Republicans push back […]

After Roe Ruling, Idaho Lawmakers May Consider Restricting Abortion Pills | PA

BOISE, Idaho — As Idahoans plan for a future without abortion rights, a leading Idaho House Republican is reportedly backing hearings on legislation banning abortion pills and birth control pills. the next day. House State Affairs Committee Chairman Brent Crane, R-Nampa, said he would hold hearings on legislation banning emergency contraception and abortion pills during […]

After Roe Ruling, Idaho Lawmakers May Consider Restricting Abortion Pills | Nation

BOISE, Idaho — As Idahoans plan for a future without abortion rights, a leading Idaho House Republican is reportedly backing hearings on legislation banning abortion pills and birth control pills. the next day. House State Affairs Committee Chairman Brent Crane, R-Nampa, said he would hold hearings on legislation banning emergency contraception and abortion pills during […]

Women share their abortion stories (VIDEO)

By Maura SirianiMay 7, 2022 Newsy’s Maura Sirianni spoke to a woman who considers herself “pro-life” and another who considers herself “pro-choice”. Both had abortions. “I can’t physically, emotionally, or mentally properly care for this child,” said Amanda, who considers herself “pro-choice.” When Amanda became pregnant at 21, she was in an abusive relationship, between […]

Texas abortion law has led some people to get abortion pills from Mexico, with serious consequences: NPR

Since Texas passed its anti-abortion law, more and more women are getting abortion pills from unregulated pharmacies in Mexican border towns, where they are freely sold without a prescription. ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: Since Texas passed an anti-abortion law in September, more women are going to unregulated pharmacies in Mexican border towns to get abortion pills. […]

Bill Regulating Abortion Pills Heads To Tennessee Governor

NASHVILLE— Tennessee would become the latest state to impose stiff penalties on doctors who violate tough new regulations dictating the dispensing of abortion pills in a proposal directed at Republican Gov. Bill Lee’s office. The proposal mirrors similar measures introduced in Republican-controlled states seeking to restrict access to medical abortion. It’s a coordinated national effort […]

2021 law prohibits delivery of abortion drugs in state | State

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Tennessee governor signs bill criminalizing abortion drugs in the mail

CNN — Tennessee Governor Bill Lee on Thursday signed a bill criminalizing abortion drugs delivered by mail. The measure, known as HB2416, establishes criminal penalties for violators, but would not apply to the patient who received the abortion drugs. Legislation sets strict parameters for abortifacient drugs. Drugs “may only be supplied by a qualified physician,” […]

Revisiting Abortion Activism: “Abortion Stories 2022” This Weekend at Tompkins Square Park and Cindy Rucker Gallery

Courtesy of Abortion Stories. Over the past few days, public outcry and defense for abortion has grown since POLITICO released an initial draft majority opinion repudiating federal constitutional protections for abortion rights. Abortion advocacy images from the 1970s and 1980s circulated on social media – ranging from Barbara Kruger’s iconic ‘Your body is a battlefield’ […]

Governor Signs Bill Criminalizing Postal Abortion Drugs | National

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee on Thursday signed a bill criminalizing abortion drugs delivered by mail. The measure, known as HB2416, establishes criminal penalties for violators, but would not apply to the patient who received the abortion drugs. Legislation sets strict parameters for abortifacient drugs. Drugs “may only be supplied by a qualified physician,” the bill […]

Abortion pills can be hard to get in Canada. US demand could make things more difficult – National

Barriers to accessing abortion pills in Canada must be removed immediately because the future of the procedure in the United States is in jeopardy, advocates warn. Pro-abortion groups have spent years pushing for universal coverage of medical abortions, which can be performed safely at home instead of requiring a trip to a hospital or clinic. […]

Abortion Ban Could Lead to Rise in Wisconsin Women Seeking Abortion Pills Alone | Local News

If Roe v. Wade is overruled, more Wisconsin women should order abortion pills through the mail and perform their own medical abortions, an alternative to the surgical abortions that are springing up in clinics. “You’re going to see self-managed medical abortion skyrocket overnight,” said Ingrid Andersson, nurse midwife in Madison and co-founder of Pregnancy Options […]

Washington online ‘aunties’ offer accommodation and abortion pills to people in conservative states

“Experienced Seattle aunt available to help,” wrote Meghan, a Seattle-area woman, on Reddit this week. For two years, Meghan re-shipped medical abortion pills to people across the country, especially those in rural areas. Across Washington state, in Spokane County, Ryanne Jones offered to house “niblings,” or people seeking abortion help, for four years. She decided […]

Increase in the number of Georgian women interested in Plan B, abortion pills and emergency contraceptives

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) – “I think people are scared,” Lauren Frazier told Planned Parenthood. Local Georgia clinics affiliated with Planned Parenthood say their offices have been busier than usual. “In all of our health centers we have seen a significant increase in the number of people calling, wanting birth control, emergency contraception, we have even […]

Watch 5 members of Congress share their personal abortion stories. Rep. Barbara Lee said “it was an alley clinic” and “I thanked God I survived.”

U.S. Representative Barbara Lee, Democrat of California, attends a press conference on the reintroduction of the ‘Women’s Health Protection Act’ at the House Triangle of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC, May 23, 2019.Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images Five members of Congress shared their personal abortion stories in a video posted by Elle. “They’re all rooted in […]

Abortion Pills Can Be Prescribed Safely Without In-Person Examination, New Research Finds | WUTR/WFXV

(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 with pills, was introduced in the United States in 2000, it offered a more […]

In France, the film “Happening” presents women sharing stories of abortion

PARIS — “Happening,” Audrey Diwan’s film about a clandestine abortion in 1960s France, is not for the faint-hearted. Indeed, spectators fainted during several screenings, notably at the Venice Film Festival last September, where it won the Golden Lion. “It’s often the men who say the experience pushed them to the limit of what they could […]

Abortion stories on television shape real-life laws. How the story went from the 1960s to today

Following Justice Samuel Alito’s draft opinion that the Supreme Court will likely overturn Roe v. Wade, Press Play rebroadcasts a television interview influencing conversations about public abortion policy. Tanya Melendez, a University of Illinois researcher who studies television, rhetoric and public discourse, says television lied about abortion. “The overriding lie was that this was just […]

Abortion Pills Can Be Prescribed Safely Without In-Person Examination, New Research Finds | WDVM25 and DCW50

(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 with pills, was introduced in the United States in 2000, it offered a more […]

Abortion pills can be safely prescribed without an in-person exam, new research finds

(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 with pills, was introduced in the United States in 2000, it offered a more […]

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