Tag: abortion rights

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. […]

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 […]

GOP-controlled Arizona House set to ban abortion pills

By BOB CHRISTIE PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona House on Thursday gave initial approval to a measure that would ban the making or prescribing of drugs that would induce abortion, a bill that would eliminate the choice used by half of people who have abortions in the state. The proposal awaiting a final vote in […]

Abortion pills now account for more than half of abortions in the United States

More than half of recent abortions in the United States have been performed with abortion pills, according to preliminary data released Thursday, a sign that medical abortion has increasingly become the most accessible and preferred method of terminating a pregnancy. The report, published by the Guttmacher Institute, a research organization that supports abortion rights, found […]

South Dakota Governor and Fellow Republicans Target Abortion Pills

PETER, SD — Governor Kristi Noem’s proposal to make South Dakota one of the toughest places in the country to get abortion pills won support from Republicans in the State House on Tuesday, even though a federal judge blocked a similar rule to enter into force therein. Every Republican on the South Dakota House Health […]

Haugaard’s ban on abortion pills goes to South Dakota house ground

Rep. Steven Haugaard, Gov. Kristi Noem’s main challenger, hopes to ban the use of drugs commonly used in medical abortions and impose penalties on potential law breakers. The measure narrowly passed the House Health and Human Services Committee Thursday morning with a 7-6 vote. law. An abortifacient chemical drug is defined in the text of […]

Georgia bill would ban abortion pills in the mail, require exams – WSB-TV Channel 2

ATLANTA (AP) — Republicans in Georgia have introduced a bill banning the delivery of abortion pills through the mail. This would require anyone wishing to use abortion pills to consult a doctor beforehand and then come back for the pills. Lawmakers also want to require women to undergo physical exams, including ultrasounds, and then sign […]

Georgia bill would ban abortion pills in the mail, require exams | News

ATLANTA (AP) — Republicans in Georgia have introduced a bill banning the delivery of abortion pills through the mail. This would require anyone wishing to use abortion pills to consult a doctor beforehand and then come back for the pills. Lawmakers also want to require women to undergo physical exams, including ultrasounds, and then sign […]

Georgia bill would ban abortion pills in the mail, require exams | national news

ATLANTA (AP) — Republicans in Georgia have introduced a bill banning the delivery of abortion pills through the mail. This would require anyone wishing to use abortion pills to consult a doctor beforehand and then come back for the pills. Lawmakers also want to require women to undergo physical exams, including ultrasounds, and then sign […]

Detroit activists launch guerrilla campaign for mail-order abortion pills on anniversary of “Roe v. Wade » | Art Stories and Interviews | Detroit

Courtesy picture With Roe vs. Wade at risk, posters in Detroit for shareabortionpill.info, a mail-order abortion website. Across the city, more than 100 posters were plastered on the walls with a bold message: “ABORTION PILLS FOREVER” as well as a website address, “shareabortionpill.info”, where people can order abortion pills by mail. . The guerrilla information […]

Abortion pills arrive in Japan. The doctors back down.

Japan is set to legalize abortion pills, but leading doctors fear women are abusing them. Photo: Kyodo via AP Images For Aoyama, abortion was the only choice she thought she had, after her fiancé raped her and got her pregnant. As a victim of domestic violence, Aoyama knew she was not in the right mental […]

Rights groups accuse tech giants of limiting the content of abortion pills

As anti-choice lawmakers step up attacks on reproductive freedom across the United States, new reports on Monday sounded the alarm about Big Tech companies limiting access to scientifically accurate content from advocacy organizations. abortion while allowing the spread of misinformation. “When there are efforts or blockages that are imposed by these companies, it impacts our […]

Governor Noem’s Attempt to Limit Abortion Pills Stalled in Legislative Committee | Local

STEPHEN GROVES Associated Press Governor Kristi Noem is proposing new rules for medical abortions that would be among the most restrictive in the nation, but a legislative committee on Monday withheld its approval until it could get more information on the proposal. The rule proposed by the state Department of Health would add additional requirements […]

‘The right choice for me’: North Carolina residents share their abortion stories

LR featured photo: Myra Dancy Doyle, Natasha Smith, Abby Catoe and Autumn M. (courtesy photos) In Mississippi, people are eagerly waiting for the Supreme Court to rule on a case that could limit abortions to the first 15 weeks of pregnancy. In Texas, lawmakers have already imposed a six-week abortion ban. Now in North Carolina, […]

FDA will allow abortion pills to be permanently available by mail

The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday it would permanently remove a key restriction on drugs used to terminate pregnancies, allowing so-called “abortion pills” to be available by mail and prescribed through telehealth medical consultations. The FDA had temporarily allowed the drug to be available in such methods after a federal judge ordered it due […]

FDA will permanently allow abortion pills in the mail

For example, a research program that the FDA has authorized to provide telemedicine consultations and send pills by mail reported that 95% of 1,157 abortions that occurred under the program between May 2016 and September 2020 were completed safely. require a follow-up procedure. Patients made 70 visits to the emergency room or urgent care centers, […]

Texas and other states crack down on abortion pills

Data: Guttmacher and Axios research; Map: Jacques Schrag/Axios As the U.S. Supreme Court signals the potential end of Roe v. Wade, abortion rights activists are advertising abortion pills as a potential option in places where clinics might have to close — but Texas and other red states are already cracking down on them. Driving the […]

Red states crack down on abortion pills

As the U.S. Supreme Court signals the potential end of Roe v. Wade, abortion rights activists are advertising abortion pills as a potential option in places where clinics might have to close — but several red states are already cracking down on the pills. The big picture: Nearly half of US states have banned or […]

Prescribing abortion pills online or mailing them to Texas can now land you in jail – Houston Public Media

Caroline McDonald, left, a student at Georgetown University, Lauren Morrissey, with Catholics for Choice, and Pamela Huber, of Washington, join an abortion rights rally outside the Supreme Court on Monday, November 1 2021, as arguments are set to begin over abortion in court, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Texas already has the most restrictive abortion […]

Stryper’s Michael Sweet denounces ‘evil’ women taking ‘abortion pills’ ‘shamelessly and proudly’ in video

Michael Doux openly Christian rockers STRYPER lambasted protesters gathered outside the Supreme Court who were filmed taking abortion pills ahead of arguments in the nation’s highest court over Mississippi’s abortion law challenging Roe against Wade. At least four women were captured on video Wednesday (December 1) popping pills and chanting ‘abortion pills forever’ while smiling […]

‘Time to raise hell’: Activists today cry out against abortion pills

This abortion pill mural in Los Angeles is one of the installations taking place across the country for abortion rights. Mural and photo by No Touching Ground in Los Angeles For more coverage of Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health, check out our special report. In 2014, Amelia Bonow had an abortion. A year later, when […]

Law restricting access to abortion pills goes into effect this week

AUSTIN, Texas — A new Texas law that takes effect Dec. 2 will criminalize the prescription of abortion-inducing drugs for patients beyond seven weeks of pregnancy, reduced from the current 10-week limit. What do you want to know A new Texas law that will take effect on December 2 will criminalize the prescription of abortion-inducing […]

Pandemic and Texas law fuel interest in abortion drugs

TOPEKA, Kan. – The covid-19 pandemic and the near ban on abortion in Texas have increased interest in obtaining abortion drugs by mail, but the legality of doing so is questioned in several states. The case takes on new urgency with the Supreme Court set to hear arguments next month in Mississippi’s bid to erode […]

More people are turning to abortion pills by mail, with uncertain legality

TOPEKA, Kan. — Before her daughter was born, she spent weeks in bed. Another difficult pregnancy would be worse as she tried to care for her toddler. Faced with this possibility, the 28-year-old Texas woman did what a growing number of people considered: she had a friend in another state who sent her the pills […]

There’s power in sharing abortion stories, say advocates

As the Supreme Court prepares to potentially hear several cases involving abortion, attorneys are relying on the personal anecdotes of people who have undergone the procedure. In the southern states where these battles are fought, especially, that means relying on low-income women and women of color to share their stories. Supreme Court justices weighed on […]

Members of Congress share personal abortion stories during House hearing

Reps. Cori Bush (D-Mo.), Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), and Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) spoke Thursday about their own abortions at a House Oversight Committee hearing on the right to abortion. Why is this important: Congress is assessing the state of abortion rights in the United States after a Texas law took effect earlier this month that bans […]

Members of Congress Share Their Own Abortion Stories at Hearing | Missouri News

By JIM SALTER, Associated Press On Thursday, three Democratic members of Congress offered deeply personal testimony about their own abortions as a congressional committee considered how to respond to conservative states that pass laws limiting abortion access. Rep. Cori Bush of Missouri said she was raped during a youth trip to church. Representative Barbara Lee […]

House members share personal abortion stories to preserve procedural rights

WASHINGTON — Three members of Congress shared their personal and sometimes painful abortion stories Thursday, in an emotional hearing that comes amid an escalating battle over a Texas law that is the most restrictive in the world. country. Two of the lawmakers said they were teenagers when they decided to end their pregnancies. Rep. Barbara […]

These Congresswomen Shared Abortion Stories That Shouldn’t Need To Be Told

The House Oversight and Reform Committee held a hearing Thursday on abortion rights in response to the wave of anti-abortion laws instituted across the country. Three Democratic women — Representatives Cori Bush of Missouri, Pramila Jayapal of Washington and Barbara Lee of California — all shared their personal stories of having had abortions. In a […]

Members of Congress share their own abortion stories at the hearing

On Thursday, three Democratic members of Congress offered deeply personal testimony about their own abortions as a congressional committee considered how to respond to conservative states that pass laws limiting abortion access. Rep. Cori Bush of Missouri said she was raped during a youth trip to church. Representative Barbara Lee of California said she had […]

Lawmakers share their abortion stories ahead of Congressional hearing

Democratic Representatives Cori Bush (Mo.), Pramila Jayapal (Wash.) and Barbara Lee (California) shared their abortion stories on Wednesday, a day before a Congressional hearing on procedural access, which is more more threatened. In one interview with NBC News this Airing Wednesday night on MSNBC’s “The ReidOut with Joy Reid,” Jayapal opened up about getting pregnant […]

Provider Eyeing Trend MD Offers Abortion Drugs Via Mail / Public News Service

SILVER SPRING, Md. – Like the Biden administration challenges a Texas law restrict abortion after six weeks of pregnancy, Planned Parenthood for residents of Maryland, Virginia and DC is start a program focused on patients accessing home care. Dr. Serina Floyd, medical director of Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, said the near total ban on […]

South Dakota to ban delivery of abortion drugs from telemedicine and mail-order pharmacies

Republican South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem issued an executive order banning the delivery of abortion drugs through telemedicine and mail-order pharmacies. His executive order, signed Tuesday, directed the South Dakota Department of Health (DOH) to create new anti-abortion rules. The rules prohibit out-of-state telemedicine from prescribing abortion-inducing drugs. They also prohibit the delivery of these […]

Texas law banning common abortion procedure, dilation and evacuation upheld : NPR

The US 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans has ruled that Texas can ban a common second-trimester abortion procedure. Jonathan Bachman/AP hide caption toggle caption Jonathan Bachman/AP The US 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans has ruled that Texas can ban a common second-trimester abortion procedure. Jonathan Bachman/AP NEW ORLEANS — […]

Appeals court upholds Texas law banning abortion procedure

A federal appeals court in New Orleans has upheld a Texas law banning a commonly used second-trimester abortion procedure Through KEVIN McGILL Associated Press August 19, 2021, 3:39 p.m. • 3 minute read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article NEW ORLEANS — A Texas law banning an abortion method commonly used to end second-trimester […]

Abortion pill ruling slashes access in New Mexico, nation | Local News

As New Mexico lawmakers debate scrapping an outdated law that criminalizes abortion, national abortion rights advocates are scrambling to regain lost ground in the fight to return the so-called pills abortions no longer available. At issue is access to the combination of two drugs – mifepristone and misoprostol – that women can self-administer to end […]

Supreme Court joins Trump in restricting abortion pills

WASHINGTON- A divided Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed an appeal by Trump administration lawyers and reinstated a controversial abortion rule that requires women who want drugs to end an early pregnancy to go to a hospital or clinic to pick up the pills, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. The justices, by a 6-3 vote, overturned a […]

Supreme Court reinstates requirement for women to obtain abortion drugs in person

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday reinstated requirements that women seeking medical abortions come in person to pick up their prescriptions, siding with the Trump administration on medical organizations that argued the mandate exposes the patients at unnecessary risk during the coronavirus pandemic. The court’s three liberal justices disagreed with the majority’s brief unsigned […]

Texas loses bid to reinstate ban on second-trimester abortion procedure

Oct 13 (Reuters) – The state of Texas on Tuesday lost its bid in a U.S. appeals court to reinstate a law that would have effectively banned the most common abortion procedure used by doctors to terminate second-trimester pregnancies . A three-judge panel from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans sided […]

Supreme Court rejects abortion pills, allowing them to be mailed – For now: NPR

Wording in Thursday’s order suggests the Supreme Court was simply unwilling to make a decision in an abortion case three weeks after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death and just days before confirmation hearings of Judge Amy Coney Barrett. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption toggle caption J. Scott Applewhite/AP Wording in Thursday’s order suggests the Supreme […]

Here’s Why You Still Can’t Access Abortion Pills by Mail in Louisiana, Despite the Pandemic

This week, a federal judge in Maryland ruled that people can now access abortion pills through the mail during the pandemic, rather than having to visit a doctor, clinic or hospital. But the ruling won’t change anything for Louisiana women and abortion patients. This is because Louisiana has its own law requiring abortion patients to […]

Coronavirus fuels efforts to increase access to abortion pills

The pandemic is helping abortion rights advocates in the United States achieve a long-standing goal: making it easier for women to use the pill to end a pregnancy for up to 10 weeks. Federal and state regulations have restricted access to “medical abortion” since the Food and Drug Administration approved it two decades ago. Nonetheless, […]

Men are now sharing abortion stories. Is it useful?

Justice Breyer’s spectacularly calculated exit from the Supreme Court has a clear lesson Biden’s very short SCOTUS list has a very obvious leader What Conservatives Really Mean When They Say Biden’s Potential SCOTUS Nominees Are ‘Unqualified’ Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill is next step in right-wing school panic Following this month’s wave of abortion bans […]

Women Share Abortion Stories Rebuke Alabama ‘Ban’ | American News

Women are sharing their abortion stories on social media in response to the state of Alabama’s vote to impose a near-total ban on the procedure. Celebrities join the #youknowme online campaign, which aims to protect women’s right to access abortion, educate about the dangers of clandestine abortions and criticize the act of men who legislate […]

A Texas Abortion Procedure Ban Is Unnecessary, Theatrical, and Harmful to Women

No matter how often a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion is upheld by federal courts, there’s a state legislature somewhere trying to stop her from having one. Attacks on abortion rights have come in waves, as state legislatures dominated by anti-abortion lawmakers simultaneously pursue the same new legal schemes until they are blocked by […]

How Women’s Abortion Stories Break the Stigma Around the Procedure

Daniela Diaz has never felt shame or guilt about having an abortion; she knew it was not the right time for her to be a mother. But Diaz has never seen women like her — she’s a Latina from Venezuela — talk about their abortions. “It’s something we don’t talk about enough,” the Washington, DC […]

Why we need to tell our abortion stories

By Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News Deb Hauser was married with a 6-month-old child when her husband “went to work one day and didn’t come home.” Two weeks later, she realized she was pregnant. “I work full time. I have this 6-month-old child, and all of a sudden I’m pregnant,” she recalls. “I had no […]

Oklahoma Supreme Court Upholds State Abortion Drug Limitation Law

(Reuters) – Oklahoma’s Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a law aimed at limiting the use of abortion drugs, overturning a lower court ruling that the measure was unconstitutional because it did not apply to people other medications. Tuesday’s ruling said the measure did not violate state constitutional provisions aimed at maintaining uniformity of laws across […]

‘I had a sense of relief’: live streaming of our abortion stories

What a Christian minister, a Latina artist, a mother of three and the co-creator of The daily show all have in common? Like nearly 3 in 10 American women, they all had an abortion at age 45. For six hours yesterday, dozens of women shared their personal abortion experiences on a livestream organized by the […]

As More Women Tell Abortion Stories, Both Sides Claim the Advantage

Abortion rights advocates are increasingly asking women who have undergone the procedure to tell their stories publicly in a bid to combat the “shame and stigma” surrounding it. Over the past year, abortion activists have talked about their procedures online, in books, and in open forums on college campuses. One put her procedure on YouTube […]

As more women come forward with abortion stories, both sides claim the advantage: shots

Demonstrators from both sides of the abortion debate protest outside the Supreme Court in 2011. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Demonstrators from both sides of the abortion debate protest outside the Supreme Court in 2011. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Abortion rights advocates are increasingly asking women who have undergone the procedure […]

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