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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 […]

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 […]

🌱 Ban on abortion pills + Body found on Interstate 85

Happy Saturday neighbours! Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening today. First, today’s weather forecast: Low clouds. High: 63 Low: 49. Here are today’s top 3 Montgomery stories: The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office recently reported that a body was found on Interstate 85 between Waugh and Shorter. Department of Transportation workers were the […]

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 […]

Georgia bill banning abortion pills in the mail advances

ATLANTA — Republicans in Georgia introduced a bill Wednesday that would ban the delivery of abortion pills through the mail and require women to be examined by a doctor in person before the pills are distributed. The state Senate Health and Human Services Committee voted 7-5 in favor of the legislation after an expedited hearing […]

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 | 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A women’s clinic in Santa Teresa will provide free abortion pills on Saturday

The Women’s Reproductive Clinic in Santa Teresa, New Mexico will provide free abortion pills on Saturday, January 22 to patients to mark the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade of the United States Supreme Court in 1973. Clinic owner Dr. Franz Theard said, “We want to help all women protect their reproductive rights. Residents of […]

Media Asks For Abortion Stories, Receives Tons Of Pro-Life Responses

(daily thread) On Christmas Day, analytics and data site FiveThirtyEight posted a question on Twitter asking for abortion stories, and many of the responses they received were not pro-abortion. The website tweeted“Do you have an abortion story? We want to hear from you,” with a link to an article on the site. Do you have […]

Mexican pro-choice activists plot to send abortion pills to Texas to undermine pro-life laws

As pro-life laws tighten in Texas, foreign pro-choice activists are working to circumvent restrictions, including smuggling abortion pills and ferrying women across international borders to get abortions. According to a New York Times article, Mexico-based abortion activist group Las Libres is making headlines for hatching a plan to introduce the banned abortion pill into the […]

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, […]

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 ruling allows abortion drugs to be prescribed online and mailed

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Acting Commissioner’s decision to suspend enforcement of agency’s in-person prescription requirement for abortive drug puts women’s health and possibly lives at risk , pro-life leaders said. PERSPECTIVE HEIGHTS – The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) decision to lift restrictions on the abortion pill mifepristone – paving the way for women […]

FDA Permanently Allows Mailing Abortion Pills (Video)

Homepage ” Politics ” FDA Permanently Allows Mailing Abortion Pills (Video) Posted By: XYZ Social News December 17, 2021 The Food and Drug Administration will permanently allow abortion pills to be mailed as the Supreme Court is set to issue a ruling that could overturn Roe v. Wade. CBS News legal contributor Jessica Levinson joins […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

More TV shows are telling abortion stories. But often they do not reflect reality.

Like more states pass restrictive abortion laws and the conservative majority in The Supreme Court is actively trying to dismantle Roe v. wadeAbortion stories on television did not adequately depict barriers to abortion access, according to a new report. “What really touched me this year – and over the past two years, really – is […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pro-Life group pleads with lawmakers to stop Biden from facilitating abortion

A leading pro-life group is calling on lawmakers to stop President Joe Biden’s administration from stealthily easing Food and Drug Administration regulations on abortion pills. In a letter first obtained by The Daily Signal, Students for Life Action president Kristan Hawkins wrote that “an abortion crisis is building in America thanks to a sweeping policy […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Cori Bush and Other Congressmen Share Personal Abortion Stories | Abortion

Democratic lawmakers shared the personal stories behind their past abortion decisions at a meeting of the House Reproductive Rights Oversight Committee on Thursday. Representatives Cori Bush of Missouri, Barbara Lee of California and Pramila Jayapal from Washington testified at the committee hearing and also shared details about their earlier abortions during an exclusive interview with […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Satanic temple seeks access to abortion drugs

The abortion drug Mifepristone, also known as RU486, is pictured at an abortion clinic February 17, 2006 in Auckland, New Zealand. Citing the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, a group of Satanists are calling on the Food and Drug Administration for access to “abortion pills without having to go through regulatory steps,” the group announced on […]

AOC reminds women that abortion pills are sold online and denounces ‘forced birth laws’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is hitting back at the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Texas’ controversial new abortion law, reminding those in need that pregnancy termination medications can be purchased online. Following the landmark 5-4 Supreme Court decision upholding Senate Bill (SB) 8 banning all abortions in Texas once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, the […]

House Democrats push FDA to lift abortifacient drug protocols

Through Ryan FoleyChristian Post reporter | Tuesday, August 24, 2021 A bottle and two pills of mifepristone, formerly known as RU-486, are seen in a handout photo. | Reuters/Newscom Pro-abortion lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives are calling on the Food and Drug Administration to permanently eliminate safety protocols for dispensing drugs that cause […]

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 […]

Texas may ban common second-trimester abortion procedure, appeals court rules

Texas can limit access to the most common procedure used to terminate a second-trimester pregnancy, an appeals court ruled Wednesday, in a ruling likely to end in the U.S. Supreme Court. The decision paves the way for Texas to be the first state in the nation to impose such a ban. At issue is a […]

Federal appeals court upholds Texas ban on standard abortion procedure

A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld a 2017 Texas law banning an abortion method widely considered standard procedure in second-trimester pregnancies, a decision that could eventually go to the Supreme Court. A majority of the judges of the 5th United States Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton […]

Access to abortion pills via telehealth varies by state

Telehealth is becoming more and more important in our lives. These visits are also used for abortions, but the rules vary from state to state, and even at the federal level. “In March of last year in 2020, at the height of the pandemic, I found out I was pregnant in the state of Ohio,” […]

FDA to allow abortion pills in the mail during pandemic

The Biden administration has decided to allow women to receive abortion pills by mail for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic, the latest development in an issue that is increasingly coming to the fore in the American debate over abortion. In one letter Sent Monday to two leading organizations representing reproductive health physicians, the acting […]

USFDA allows abortion pills to be mailed amid Covid-19 pandemic

The Biden administration has decided to allow women to receive abortion pills by mail for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic, the latest development in an issue that is increasingly coming to the fore in the American debate over abortion. In a letter sent Monday to two leading organizations representing reproductive health physicians, the acting […]

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 Drug Safety Clinical Trials, By Mail

In December, the Supreme Court overturned a lower court ruling that allowed the mailing of abortion drugs. Since then, women seeking to terminate a pregnancy with the combination drug package containing mifepristone and misoprostol must now go, in person, to a medical provider. But this requirement in person is not necessary in many states and […]

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 says abortion drugs must be obtained in person, not by mail

Editor’s note: This story was updated on January 15. Washington— On Jan. 12, the Supreme Court reinstated a federal requirement that women seeking abortion-inducing drugs must do so in person, not by mail, as a federal judge had allowed last year due to the pandemic and which the High Court had cleared. In its 6-3 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Texas attempt to ban common abortion procedure blocked by appeals court

Texas women can continue to access the the most common procedure used to terminate a second-trimester pregnancy, after a federal appeals court on Tuesday struck down a state law that would have restricted its use. The law would have required doctors to stop the heart of the fetus before performing a dilation and evacuation abortion […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Celebrities share personal abortion stories as campaign goes viral

Rihanna has called idiots the Alabama state senators who voted in favor of a near total ban on abortion in the state, while celebrities continue to rail against the law. The singer, originally from Barbados, wrote in a tweet on Thursday: “Take a look.” it’s the idiots who make the decisions for WOMEN in America. […]

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 […]

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 […]

People shared their abortion stories at the 1 in 3 campaign’s Speak Out event

There are many debates surrounding abortion. And with more and more states passing laws that make abortion harder and harder to obtain, it seems this debate has intensified on both sides. From pro-life rallies to pro-choice protests, abortion looms large in the public space. But at its core, abortion is a personal matter. It’s a […]

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, […]

‘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 […]

The real abortion stories of these Texas women show why the SCOTUS decision is so important

Bartender Kathryn Holburn posted a first-person account of her struggle to get an abortion in Texas on Sunday. Thanks to the state’s anti-choice HB 2 law of 2013, Holburn wrote, abortion clinics across the state had closed, forcing Holborn to travel 600 miles to get to a clinic. In the end, she paid $800 for […]

What was lost, what was gained: Women share abortion stories with Supreme Court

Kate Banfield and Tammy Romo-Alcala have never met. But more than 25 years ago, the two women found themselves in the same position: freshmen at university, pregnant and afraid of derailing everything they had worked for. The two women, one day each remembers vividly, walked into an abortion clinic in Dallas. It’s what happened when […]

Vox Sentences: Two abortion stories – one that matters and one that involves Trump

Women seeking abortions are getting good news from the FDA and bad (? Who knows?) from Donald Trump. Vox Sentences is written by Dylan Matthews and Dara Lind. TOP NEWS FDA expands access to abortion Phil Walter/Getty Images The Food and Drug Administration is updating its labeling guidelines for the use of mifepristone, the most […]

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 […]

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