Author: Valerie A. West

Why authentic abortion stories on TV and in movies are a sign of the times in the post-Roe era

In 2004, a Canadian TV show made headlines for a controversial episode in which a pregnant teenager decides, much to her boyfriend’s dismay, to have an abortion. Her mother drives her to the clinic. Yes it was Degrassi: the next generation — and the infamous episode, titled Accidents will happenwas postponed for American viewers after […]

“Abortion Stories USA” at Lump Gallery is a powerful assertion of reproductive rights

Abortion Stories United States | Until Sunday August 28 | Lump Gallery, Raleigh At the corner of East Cabarrus Street and South Blount Street in Raleigh, past the neighborhood barbershop and the Baptist Church, you’ll find the modest gray storefront of Lump Gallery. Step into the gallery this month (dodging, perhaps, to escape the heat) […]

Republicans are trying to ban talk about abortion pills. Activists swear a “mass defiance”.

Amelia Bonow spent the 4th of July talking to strangers about abortion pills at a lemonade stand in front of the Supreme Court. About ten days after the institution ended federal abortion rightsyouhe founding director of Shout Your Abortion gathered friends and volunteers to dress in red, white and blue and the hand popsicles and […]

Reviews | From ‘Dirty Dancing’ to ‘Scandal,’ On-Screen Abortion Stories Carry the Swing

In the weeks following the fall of Roe v. Wade, people have supported abortion access and rights in many ways, including spreading information about abortion pills and standing up for courageous doctors. My contribution was to think about television and films. Abortion has been depicted on television and in film since the silent films of […]

Everything You Need To Know About Self-Managed Abortions i.e. Abortion Pills

The use of medications like abortion pills to terminate a pregnancy at home without a doctor’s supervision or outside of a traditional health care facility is called self-directed abortion. Studies have proven the effectiveness of using home abortion pills, and these drugs have been recommended by organizations such as Doctors Without Borders and the World […]

Demand for Abortion Pills Increases After Roe v. wade

abortion pill Getty Demand for abortion pills has increased dramatically in the United States following the Supreme Court’s decision last month to overturn Roe vs. Wade. Companies that prescribe abortion pills — after telehealth consultations — have reported more web traffic and dating requests in recent weeks, including in states with “trigger” laws where abortion […]

Two Indiana Women Share Their Abortion Stories and Differing Opinions – WISH-TV | Indianapolis News | Indiana Weather forecast

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Two Indiana women have two abortion stories and two different sides to the issue. News 8’s Hanna Mordoh sat down with the women to hear their unique perspectives on abortion a week before Indiana lawmakers meet for a special session to adopt new restrictions on abortion. Chelsea Pell and Michelle Mimms-Duchan both […]

Our Abortion Stories: “The Judges Who Signed the Dobbs Opinion Don’t Care About Me at 14”

Rachel Nix, 24, sits on a sidewalk while treating the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization ruling in the United States Supreme Court on June 24, 2022 in Washington, DC (Brandon Bell/Getty Images) On June 24, the Supreme Court overturned longstanding precedents of Roe v. Wade, representing the greatest blow to women’s constitutional rights in […]

Activist faces 3 years in prison for sending abortion pills to Poland – this could signal what is to come in the US

Abortion rights activists march to the White House to denounce the United States Supreme Court’s decision to end federal abortion rights protections Saturday, July 9, 2022 in Washington, DC, USA United. The Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Womens Health overturns the 50-year-old Roe v. Wade case, removing a federal right to abortion. (Photo […]

Feds: Pharmacies can’t turn people away with prescriptions for abortive drugs – WISH-TV | Indianapolis News | Indiana Weather forecast

(CNN) – Clarifying tips announced Wednesday, the Biden administration says federal law does not allow pharmacies to turn away people who have a prescription for a drug that could potentially end a pregnancy. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Civil Rights Office sent guidance to more than 60,000 pharmacies nationwide reminding that under […]

Phoebe Bridgers, Halsey, Naya Rivera: How celebrity abortion stories became a fixture in the fight for reproductive rights

In 1985, Ali MacGraw, the Oscar-nominated star Love storyappeared on the cover of People magazine. The headline read, “Abortion – No Easy Answers.” A caption announced that nine women, including MacGraw, had decided to “tell radically different stories about how [abortion] affected their lives. Twelve years had passed since the 1973 Supreme Court decision in […]

Biden warns pharmacists not to block requests for contraceptives and abortion pills

BREAKING: The Biden administrator today told pharmacies nationwide they could be breaking civil rights laws if they refuse to fill prescriptions for birth control or abortion pills or other medications they say will could be used for these purposes. TK story… —Alice Miranda Ollstein (@AliceOllstein) July 13, 2022 Here is another directive that is sure […]

Judge lifts order against Indiana abortion procedure ban – NBC Chicago

A federal judge has allowed an Indiana law largely banning a second-trimester abortion procedure to come into effect following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Judge Sarah Evans Barker’s order signed Thursday lifted the injunction she issued in 2019 blocking the law against dilation and evacuation abortions. The law took effect […]

Judge lifts order against ban on abortion procedure in Indiana | Indiana News

By TOM DAVIES, Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge has allowed an Indiana law largely banning a second-trimester abortion procedure to come into effect following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to cancel Roe v. Wade. Judge Sarah Evans Barker’s order signed Thursday lifted the injunction she issued in 2019 blocking the law against […]

Judge lifts order against ban on abortion procedure in Indiana | app

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge clears a largely Indiana law prohibit a second trimester abortion procedure take effect following the decision of the United States Supreme Court to end the constitutional protection of abortion. U.S. District Judge Sarah Evans Barker’s order signed Thursday lifts the injunction she issued in 2019 blocking the law against […]

Biden administration and states brace for possible legal battles over abortion pills – FOX23 News

WASHINGTON, DC — The Biden administration is warning that some states may attempt to restrict access to government-approved abortion pills and birth control following the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade last month. “Those who want to ban all abortions, their next move is going to be medical abortion and crossing the state […]

Montana clinics preemptively restrict out-of-state patients’ access to abortion pills

All four states bordering Montana have ‘trigger laws’ in effect or pending now that the US Supreme Court has ended federal abortion protections, making the conservative Big Sky Country an unlikely haven for women seeking to terminate their pregnancy. But Montana’s potential to become an abortion haven has been diminished — not by lawmakers and […]

Biden administration, states brace for possible legal battles over abortion pills – 102.3 KRMG

WASHINGTON, DC — The Biden administration is warning that some states may attempt to restrict access to government-approved abortion pills and birth control following the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade last month. “Those who want to ban all abortions, their next move is going to be medical abortion and crossing the state […]

Post-Roe push to increase access to abortion pills meets resistance from pro-life doctors

Pro-life doctors sounded the alarm on Wednesday over the Biden administration’s efforts to expand access to abortion pills, arguing that lifting restrictions would put the lives of pregnant women at risk. Leaders of the pro-life American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AAPLOG) say the White House and major medical groups are failing to warn the […]

Advocates assess how to guide those getting abortion pills: Gunshots

Julie Edwards, patient advocacy program manager at Planned Parenthood of Tennessee and North Mississippi, had self-administered abortions as a teenager and said they would become more common and may be safe. Rachel Lacovone/WPLN hide caption toggle caption Rachel Lacovone/WPLN Julie Edwards, patient advocacy program manager at Planned Parenthood of Tennessee and North Mississippi, had self-administered […]

Anna bought abortion pills through social media. Now, like thousands of other Filipinos, she is dead | Philippines

SShortly before a courier arrived, Anna*, a frightened pregnant young woman from the Philippines, had received instructions on Facebook from the vendor on what to do when she received her packet of medicine containing cytotec, cortal and tablets to prevent bleeding. She should fast for the day. She shouldn’t eat rice but just snack on […]

Roe v Wade and abortion pills: Facebook admits ‘incorrect enforcement’

July 4 is a day most Americans celebrate, but a group of Tāmaki Makaurau protested the end of the constitutional right to abortion outside the US Consulate General. Video / NZ Herald Following controversy over the removal of abortion pill posts from Facebook and Instagram, parent company Meta has acknowledged ‘incorrect enforcement’ in some cases […]

Rebecca Gomperts: How a Dutch doctor sending abortion pills to the US could become the most important doctor for millions

A Dutch doctor who sent abortion pills to women in America says his task has never been more essential and the demand for help has never been higher. As up to 25 states across the United States enact full or near-total abortion bans, Rebecca Gomperts, 56, and her organization Aid Access could become the most […]

Our Abortion Stories: “The word ‘freedom’ is hypocrisy when women lose the right to control their own bodies”

Protesters are holding a “die-in” in Boston on May 16, 2022 to represent women who are at risk of dying while seeking illegal abortions or as a result of pregnancy complications. (Erin Clark/The Boston Globe via Getty Images) On June 24, the Supreme Court overturned longstanding precedents of Roe v. Wade, representing the greatest blow […]

US Conservatives Pledge Tough Restrictions to Cut Abortion Pills | News on women’s rights

The United States Supreme Court has struck down Roe v Wade, the landmark 1973 decision that enshrined the legal right to abortion in the United States into federal law, reversing nearly 50 years of precedent and stoking a deep ideological divide . Last week’s decision is the result of decades of relentless organizing by conservative […]

Fallout of Roe v Wade: Facebook and Instagram remove posts offering abortion pills

Facebook and Instagram, owned by Meta, reportedly blocked posts offering abortion pills to women following the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturning of the Roe v. Wade judgment, which declared abortion access a constitutional right. According to the AP news agency, several Instagram accounts of abortion rights groups found their posts or stories hidden with a warning […]

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 […]

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. […]

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