Category: Abortion pills

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ukrainian War: International Planned Parenthood Federation. provides abortion pills and rape kits to victims of the invasion

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) sent abortion pills and emergency contraception to Ukraine in response to reports of rapes during the Russian invasion. “Access to timely sexual and reproductive health care, including safe abortion care, is essential for women and girls both in Ukraine and fleeing […]

Senator Hyde-Smith wants details on distribution of abortion pills

U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) said Thursday she wants a full review of the data that led to the Food and Drug Administration’s recent decision to end requirements for in-person delivery of abortion pills. chemicals, a decision that puts women’s health at risk. Hyde-Smith challenged the ‘mail-order abortion’ ruling while questioning FDA Commissioner Robert Califf, […]

Tennessee advances bill banning abortion pills in the mail

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republicans in Tennessee are proposing legislation that would strictly regulate the distribution of abortion pills, including imposing stiff penalties on doctors who violate them. The bill is part of a nationwide coordinated effort by anti-abortion groups in response to the US Food and Drug Administration’s recent decision allowing women to pick […]

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 […]

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 […]

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