Month: June 2022

Looking for abortion pills? Here’s How Google Could Search History Against You

Another woman visits a friend suspected of performing illegal abortions. Police find the woman through a ‘geofence’ warrant which collects data on smartphone users who were near the friend. Such scenarios might sound like dystopian fiction, but they could soon become commonplace, say abortion activists and privacy advocates. Following the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe […]

Facebook and Instagram remove posts promoting abortion drugs

Facebook and Instagram are removing posts and banning users from mentioning abortion pills, The Guardian reported on Tuesday. Both social media networks are owned by Meta and have begun removing posts mentioning abortion pills to enforce company policy that prohibits the sale of pharmaceuticals, according to comments from a Meta spokesperson given to The Guardian. […]

Rise in Google searches for abortion pills could lead to increase in unsafe abortions: study

A spike in internet searches for abortion pills may indicate that women in the United States will try to obtain the drug without a doctor’s supervision, according to a new study. Researchers from Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania and the University of California, San Diego reviewed online searches following a leaked May 2 Supreme Court […]

HHS Response Centers on Preserving Access to Abortion Medications

Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra said his agency will enforce existing policies to make abortion easier to access — especially as states begin to restrict mifepristone and misoprostol — and seek new ones. actions, but warns “there is no miracle solution”. Roll Call: Biden Administration Announces Actions to Protect Abortion Rights The Biden […]

Biden Admin pushes abortion pills in abortion-banning states, but risks for women are very real

The Biden administration launched what it unveiled as an “action plan” in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling overturning Roe v. Wade last week. Top of the list: increasing access to “the abortion pill” in states where abortion is banned. But the dangerous side effects of the abortion pill are rarely reported, and the risks […]

Can states ban FDA-approved abortion pills? This mifepristone maker is about to find out.

While some states have decided to completely ban abortion following Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Healthnew questions have emerged about abortion pills: States have the legal authority to outright ban drugs that have been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration? An ongoing federal lawsuit in Mississippi may provide a glimpse of the answer. GenBioPro, […]

Instagram and Facebook remove posts promoting abortion pills

Facebook and Instagram began rapidly removing posts offering abortion pills to women who couldn’t access them following a Supreme Court ruling that stripped constitutional protections for the process. These social media posts were apparently aimed at helping women living in states where pre-existing laws banning abortion suddenly took effect on Friday. It was then that […]

Facebook and Instagram remove posts offering abortion pills – Daily Press

WASHINGTON — Facebook and Instagram have begun rapidly removing posts offering abortion pills to women who may not be able to access them following a Supreme Court ruling that stripped constitutional protections for the process. These social media posts were apparently aimed at helping women living in states where pre-existing laws banning abortion suddenly took […]

Arizona Republican considers banning abortion pills over lack of oversight

Republican Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake has said she supports shutting down abortion clinics and banning abortion pills. Lake made the comments in response to questions from Fox News’ Bret Baier during an interview on Monday, three days after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling that overturns the nearly 50-year-old ruling by Roe vs. […]

South Dakota Governor: Ban Abortion Pills, But Don’t Punish Women For Them

WASHINGTON — South Dakota’s Republican governor vowed Sunday to ban mail-order abortion pills, but said women shouldn’t be prosecuted for seeking them. In apparent defiance of Justice Department legal advice after the Supreme Court last week struck down constitutional abortion protections for women, Kristi Noem has indicated in national television interviews that she will implement […]

Up to 100 Abortion Procedures or Counseling Appointments Canceled at Arkansas Planned Parenthood

A coalition of 83 prosecutors collectively representing 87 million people from 28 states and territories has publicly vowed not to prosecute those who request and perform abortions following the Supreme Court’s opinion paving the way for bans and legal proceedings. “We don’t all agree personally or morally on the issue of abortion. But we remain […]

Biden pledges to protect access to abortion pills, birth control and travel

President Biden vowed Friday to protect access to abortion pills and birth control following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade. In remarks from the White House, Biden blasted the decision as a “tragic mistake” made by an “extreme” conservative-controlled Supreme Court. “It’s a sad day for the country in my […]

President Joe Biden pledges to protect access to abortion pills, birth control and travel

(The Hill) – President Biden on Friday promised to protect access to abortion pills and contraception following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade. In remarks from the White House, Biden blasted the decision as a “tragic mistake” made by a “hardline,” conservative-controlled Supreme Court. “It’s a sad day for the […]

Explainer: The risks Ohioans will take to get abortion pills online if Roe v. Wade is canceled | Ohio News | Cincinnati

Dr. David Burkons remembers how his classmates got abortion care when he attended Ohio State University in Columbus in the 1960s. “There was a corner on Cleveland Avenue,” Burkons says. “Tu es arrivée là-bas et une voiture est passée, tu es montée, tu lui as donné l’argent, il t’a emmenée pour te faire avorter, tu […]

‘The Janes’ tell their abortion stories and ‘The Righteous’ burns slowly

“The Janes” Before the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision paved the way for legal abortion in the United States, many American women had to pay harassed criminals exorbitant sums for life-threatening, quasi-medical procedures. . Beginning in the late 1960s, a Chicago-based underground network attempted to connect women with real doctors, while charging what patients […]

Abortion pills will be crucial in a post-Roe world. But they aren’t the magic bullet that many think they are. –Mother Jones

Illustration by Mother Jones; Jeff Roberson/AP; Getty Facts matter: Join for free Mother Jones Daily newsletter. Support our non-profit reports. Subscribe to our print magazine. Since it became clear that deer is likely to fall in the coming weeks, activists and those generally interested in preserving access to abortion have heralded medical abortion as the […]

Louisiana Legislature Passes Bill Banning Mail Order Abortion Drugs

A bill to ban women in Louisiana from receiving medication needed for a medical abortion in the mail passed Friday. Republican Senator Slidell Sharon Hewitt’s Senate Bill 388 would make it illegal for companies to supply the two drugs – mifepristone and misoprostol – through the mail with criminal penalties as consequences. CRIMINALIZATION OF ABORTION:Louisiana […]

Women in Japan will only be able to get abortion pills with their partner’s permission

Japan is expected to approve abortion pills later this year, although “spouse consent” is required to receive a prescription. Linepharma International, a British pharmaceutical company specializing in women’s sexual and reproductive health, asked for approval of their abortion pill in December 2021. The drug combines two drugs, mifepristone and misoprostol, and is currently used in […]

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