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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. […]

Tennessee abortion law would ban abortion pills in college, by mail

Tennessee lawmakers on Tuesday introduced a bill to ban the distribution of abortion drugs through the mail and on college campuses, the latest in a series of similar laws across the United States prompted by federal approval of the delivery and telehealth distribution of pills. The legislation, which was passed by the Senate Judiciary Committee, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lawmakers announce the return of a bill that would end the Copays abortion procedure in California

A stalled Senate bill that would end co-payment for abortions in California was pushed back to become an active bill for the next session this week after the Supreme Court ruling do not block certain restrictions on abortion, Roe v. Wade may soon be canceled and the state recently announced it will be a sanctuary […]

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 […]

Prescribing Abortion Drugs Via Telemedicine Could Now Land You In Texas Jail: Gunshots

Protesters rally against laws restricting abortion access at the Texas State Capitol on October 2, 2021 in Austin, Texas. The Women’s March and other groups have held marches across the country to protest a new abortion law in Texas. Montinique Monroe/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Montinique Monroe/Getty Images Protesters rally against laws restricting abortion […]

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 […]

Abortion pills available by mail in Washington, but access is not equitable

In April, the Biden administration rescinded a Trump-era requirement that prevented doctors from remotely prescribing mifepristone, one of two drugs commonly used in medical abortion. The ruling made abortion care accessible the same way other forms of health care have been since March 2020, when clinicians turned to telehealth during the pandemic. But while providers […]

Abortion pills available in Texas amid ongoing legal battle

Texas Senate Bill 4 makes it a crime to send abortion pills to patients. Taking preventative measures, this Austin mother ordered three packs of abortion pills. PFLUGERVILLE, Texas — In the face of continued legislative efforts to ban abortions, women are now seeking abortion drugs on the Internet. Just days after Senate Bill 8, also […]

Abortion pills available by mail in WA, but access not fair

This might surprise some. With abortion insurance and Medicaid coverage and state-level protections to keep abortion legal if Roe v. Wade is overruled, Washington bucks national trends toward anti-abortion legislation. But even here, 59% of counties, where 10% of Washington’s women live, don’t have an abortion clinic, according to data from the Guttmacher Institute, a […]

European doctor plans to continue supplying women in Texas with abortion pills

Based in Austria, Dr. Gomperts created Aid Access – an organization that helps women obtain abortion pills. HOUSTON — The Supreme Court has agreed to fast-track challenges to Texas’ new abortion law. The judges will hear arguments on November 1, but for now the law remains in place. This is again anti-abortion versus pro-choice. Women […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Increasing Gender Equity Through Abortion Pills on Campus

For many students, access to abortion-related health care is essential to furthering their education, but unnecessary barriers place a heavy burden on students seeking such care. Legislation recently introduced by Rep. Lindsay Sabadosa, D-Northampton, and Sen. Jason Lewis, D-Winchester, would reduce those barriers. H2399/S1470 would ensure safe, equitable, and affordable access to abortion pills in […]

KS judge strikes down law banning abortion procedure

A Kansas anti-abortion law — which led to the landmark ruling that the state constitution protects the right to abortion — was formally struck down by a district court on Wednesday. A Shawnee County judge ruled that banning a procedure used during a woman’s second trimester did not meet the strict standards set by the […]

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 […]

Senator Geist introduces bill to end abortion procedure

It’s only been a few days since the Nebraska Legislature resumed session and they’re already causing a buzz with controversial proposals. Earlier this week, Senator Suzanne Geist of Lincoln introduced LB 814 which seeks to ban dilation and evacuation abortions. The procedure also known as an in-clinic abortion is just one of the options women […]

Men are now sharing abortion stories. Is it useful?

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Thousands of women share #YouKnowMe abortion stories

As Alabama enacted a law this week that would ban nearly all abortions in the US state, actor Busy Philipps felt compelled to act. “Women deserve compassion and understanding in their personal health choices,” says the 39-year-old. “It’s something a lot of people experience and go through in their lives, and it’s a health decision […]

Busy Philipps’ #YouKnowMe inspires women to share abortion stories – The Hollywood Reporter

Just a week after Busy Philipps opened up about her own abortion on her late-night E! show, the TV personality, actress and influencer on Wednesday asked women to share theirs under the hashtag #YouKnowMe, sparking more a thousand responses. “1 in 4 women has an abortion. A lot of people think they don’t know someone […]

Here’s how TV portrayed abortion stories this year

Television has made huge strides in portraying people of color, women, and the LGBTQ community in recent years, but 2018 highlighted the nuanced experiences of women of color, especially black women, through abortion stories. According to the latest report from Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH), there were 18 storylines where a character has […]

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 […]

Website Offering Abortion Drugs By Mail Benefits Hundreds Of Women In US | Abortion

About 600 women in the United States have obtained abortion pills through Access to aid, a website that was quietly launched six months ago, aimed at helping women who cannot easily access abortions. The founder of both sites, Dutch doctor Rebecca Gomperts, said Aid Access was created in response to an increase in the number […]

What to read about Roe v. Wade: 11 Essential Abortion Stories

Photo: Angela Cappetta/Getty Images Just as no two women are the same, every woman experiences abortion differently. While at The Cut we are constantly on the lookout for information on the current state of reproductive rights in our country, we have also dedicated a number of stories to the diverse personal experiences of women and […]

Activists tell their abortion stories to get justice for Jane

Learn more about Kush here. Emily O’Brien24, graduate student, activist and writer “I had my abortion when I was 19 in a small town in rural Indiana, and it was incredibly difficult to do it in such a conservative place,” Emily says. “Indiana is a conservative state, and I had my abortion right after [former […]

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 […]

Review: Beyond politics in “Abortion: Stories told by women”

In Tracy Droz Tragos’ documentary “Abortion: Stories from Women,” the stories flow with the tears of women who have had abortions as well as those fighting to make them illegal. But most striking are the patients at the clinic who felt deprived of someone to confide in during their pregnancy and who want to reassure […]

‘Abortion: Stories Women Tell’ reviews HBO documentary

CNN — “Abortion: Stories from Women” is HBO’s latest advocacy-focused documentary chronicling the impact of Missouri’s abortion restrictions on people forced to cross the border into Illinois to seek procedures. Spared and sober, it’s a solid look at how the issue remains raw, although given how entrenched opinions are, it’s unlikely to change many hearts […]

Arizona governor signs bills challenging new FDA regulations on abortion drugs

Phoenix report — Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed three bills targeting abortion providers, including one requiring them to follow outdated federal guidelines for the most common abortion drug and prescribe it in much higher doses than necessary. The law boldly challenges new FDA rules implemented this week on abortive drugs. The signing of the bill, […]

Battle brews against Dutch drones set to drop abortive drugs in Poland

Joanna Michnicka/Federation for Women and Planned Parenthood The Dutch activist group women on the waves (WOW) plans use drones to administer abortive drugs to women in Poland, where abortion is almost completely prohibited. The “abortion drones” are set to launch from Frankfurt, Germany, this Saturday and transport the drugs to Slubice, Poland, where groups of […]

Planned Parenthood, Tucson Gynecologist, Fights Tougher Abortion Drug Regulations | Politics

Planned Parenthood and a Tucson gynecologist are asking a federal judge to block new rules that will dramatically restrict the ability to perform abortions using drugs instead of surgery. The lawsuit filed Tuesday night argues that regulations limiting doctors’ ability to use RU-486 violate patients’ rights to liberty and privacy by placing “an unconstitutional burden […]

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