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House Democrats push HHS secretary to make abortion drugs cheaper and easier to access

House Democrats are pushing Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra to increase access to abortion-inducing drugs. On Tuesday, 12 Democratic congressmen from the House Oversight and Reform Committee sent a letter to the Secretary of HHS asking him to push the new Task Force on Access to Reproductive Health Care to act on this […]

Georgia lawmakers push to end shipment of abortion pills | News Ga Fl

ATLANTA — Telemedicine has become a widely used service during the pandemic, but Georgia lawmakers want to return to requiring a woman to be in person for abortion services. Georgia’s Senate Health and Human Services Committee voted 7 to 5 on Wednesday to approve the “Women’s Health and Safety Act,” which would prevent the sending […]

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 […]

A new bill in Iowa would ban the mailing of abortion pills

DES MOINES, Iowa (KCCI) — Iowa House Republicans on the Human Resources Committee have passed a bill banning the mailing of abortion pills. KCCI reports that the bill would require a person seeking an abortion-inducing drug to receive the drug in person at a health care facility. If passed, anyone who knowingly violates the bill […]

Government urged to continue allowing women to take abortion pills at home

(Getty Images/iStockphoto) Women will be forced into illegal abortions if the government does not extend rules allowing abortion pills to be taken at home, doctors have warned. Healthcare providers at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (RCOG) and the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health Care (FSRH) are concerned about plans to scrap rules […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

FDA will now permanently allow abortion pills in the mail

Photographer: Matthew Kelly On December 16, the FDA decided to permanently waive the requirement that mifepristone, the first drug in a two-drug regimen taken for medical abortion, must be administered in person by a healthcare professional. Now people can receive abortion pills in the mail. It comes after the agency said in April that it […]

Best for women? Biden’s FDA eliminates safeguards against dangerous abortive drugs

The Biden administration has permanently reversed a long-standing federal safety protocol requiring that abortion-safe chemical drugs be administered in person. The FDA’s REMS (Risk Evaluation Management Strategy) has been in place for the abortion pill since its release in 2000 and requires that abortion drugs be prescribed only by a certified healthcare provider and dispensed […]

‘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 […]

Serious Risks of Abortion Pills – Tony Mifsud

Last February, Malta weather reported: “A local service offering abortion and reproductive health counseling has received just over 200 requests for help in the first six months since its launch amid the pandemic. The family planning counseling service went live in August (2020) in response to what co-founder Dr Isabel Stabile said was “a massive […]

Ruling allows nurse practitioners in Alaska to prescribe abortion pills

Nesbett Courthouse in downtown Anchorage. (Lex Treinen/Alaska Public Media) An Alaska Superior Court judge has issued a preliminary injunction overturning part of a state law that limits who can perform abortions. Judge Josie Garton issued a ruling on Tuesday that allows non-physician health care providers, such as nurse practitioners and physician assistants, to provide medication […]

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 […]

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 […]

Reviews | What if you had abortion pills in your medicine cabinet?

Access to mifepristone, one of the drugs taken for medical abortion, has been politically difficult since the drug was approved over 20 years ago. Mifepristone is regulated by what’s called a Risk Assessment and Mitigation Strategy, or REMS – a designation typically reserved for drugs that pose a high risk to patient safety. As such, […]

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 […]

EU doctor says she will continue to prescribe abortion pills to women in Texas

A European doctor said she plans to continue prescribing abortion pills to Texas women through virtual medical appointments despite the state’s new law that bars women from having abortions after six weeks. Dr. Rebecca Gomperts, a doctor from the Netherlands, told CBS News she doesn’t care about the six weeks. “This is another law that […]

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 […]

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 […]

Illegal abortion pills (still) allowed to be advertised, despite the risk

It’s an ongoing saga. Again, we see Facebook allowing abortion providers to advertise and post information about getting abortion pills online while removing ads and locking down accounts of pro-life users. Shady abortion pill suppliers have many pages for women around the world on Facebook. There are groups to talk about home abortion remedies where […]

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 […]

New group to start mailing abortion pills to women’s homes

(NRLC) Well, it didn’t take long and, of course, it wasn’t a coincidence. Monday, Janet Woodcock, MDActing Director of the Biden Administration of the United States Food & Drug Administration, announced that the FDA was suspending regulations requiring abortion pills to be dispensed in person by certified health care providers from hospitals, clinics and authorized […]

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 […]

Why Your Nearby Pharmacist Doesn’t Have Abortion Pills and Why They Should Stock Them

Marking 49 years since the creation of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act 1971a new study published on August 10, 2020 assessed the availability of medical abortion (MA) drugs in six Indian states to understand awareness levels and perceptions of chemists stocking and selling MA pills. Despite the passage of MTP Bill (amendment) in […]

Women threatened by Covid need better medicine, not unsafe abortion drugs

New search estimates that there could be 56,700 additional maternal deaths in low- and middle-income countries due to disruption of healthcare due to COVID-19. In response to this tragic projection, abortion activist groups are pursuing expanded “medical abortion”, the termination of pregnancy usually by means of a combination of two drugs and often via “telemedicine”. […]

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, […]

Abortion pills are safe and could alleviate growing access crisis for women

Abortion access faces a monumental crisis, as states across the nation continue to advance and pass restrictive abortion laws, the Trump administration enacts reproductive health policies that ignore science and the Supreme Court is about to decide a major case on the regulation of abortion. year. Amid this treacherous landscape, two key factors will help […]

General practitioners soon able to prescribe ACT abortifacient drugs

News New legislation will allow women to access medication for medical abortion through specially trained GPs from July 1. From July 1, specially trained general practitioners within the ACT will be able to prescribe medical abortifacients. “Passing legislation last year to expand access to medical abortion was a historic moment for women in Canberran,” said […]

Women Flood Social Media to Share Their Own Abortion Stories in Reaction to Alabama Ban

Hundreds of women are taking to social media to share stories about their abortions in a global anger reaction to Alabama’s decision to impose a near-total ban on the procedure. As news broke overnight that Alabama had signed the law into law, thousands of people furiously took to Twitter to condemn the decision as an […]

Canberra doctors will soon be able to prescribe abortion drugs | Canberra time

news, political act GPs in Canberra will soon be able to prescribe drugs like the MS-2 Step, closing a loophole in the ACT law that required women to cross the border to access abortion pills. The laws – designed to make abortions cheaper and more accessible for women – originated in a private member’s bill […]

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 […]

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 […]

The stories women tell show what comes next for many different women

Despite being more common than some people think, abortion is still a taboo subject to talk about – and that’s exactly why women who have appeared on HBO shows Abortion: Women’s Stories To say have chosen to express themselves on the termination of their pregnancy. Set in Missouri, a state where abortion laws are so […]

The Stories Women Tell Is The Documentary America Needs Right Now

The opening scene of Tracy Droz’s moving documentary Tragos Abortion: Stories told by womenshows the Missouri State Capitol filled with the chant: “All in Christ, for pro-life.” In 2014, supporters of a proposed extension of the state-mandated waiting period for an abortion — as well as those protesting against it — crowded into the Capitol […]

Women share abortion stories on Capitol Hill ahead of health care vote

Dozens of women planned to speak about their abortion experiences on the steps of the United States Capitol on Tuesday as the Republican threat to defund Planned Parenthood looms. This abortion storytelling is designed to “break the stigma around abortion care,” according to the 1 in 3 Campaign, which is part of Advocates for Youth, […]

I traveled 491 miles to receive the abortion procedure I needed

Tweedall ended up terminating her pregnancy five days into the New Year on January 5, 2016. “It was the hardest thing of my entire life,” she says. Tweedall says after she returned to Tennessee, people kept trying to reassure her that what she had done “wasn’t an abortion.” “But I kept saying, ‘No, it is,’” […]

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, […]

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 […]

TV Shows Misrepresent American Women Who Terminate Pregnancies

Abortion storylines on TV shows have evolved from subtle mentions like “did she have one?” to portray main characters having complete abortions. Now, while abortion is less taboo on TV these days, the way it portrays these fictional women, as well as their reasons for having one, is inaccurate. According to a recent study published […]

Anti-abortion society Hobby Lobby reportedly invests retirement funds in abortion drugs

Several of Hobby Lobby’s retirement plan mutual funds own stakes in companies that make the specific drugs and devices that the Green family, owners of Hobby Lobby, are working to keep out of health care policies. Health from Hobby Lobby: Plan B and Ella emergency contraceptive pills, and copper and hormonal intrauterine devices. These companies […]

Abortion drugs are closer to being subsidized, but some states are still lagging behind

Drugs mifepristone (RU486) and misoprostol are about to be listed on the Pharmacy benefit scheme (PBS) after the body that assesses whether drugs should be subsidized gave him the green light late Friday. Medications are used to terminate pregnancy. Listing them on the PBS would make them available nationwide at an affordable price. RU486 has […]

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