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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

Increase in 999 calls for women taking home abortion pills

Ambulance services have reported an increase in emergency calls for women who have taken homemade abortion pills, a Freedom of Information (FOI) request has revealed. The Mail on Sunday found that one – South Western Ambulance Service – had seen its dispatches for women taking the pills triple since April last year. Under emergency coronavirus […]

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 […]

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 […]

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”. […]

Austrian doctor sues US for seizing patients’ abortion drugs

Austrian doctor who prescribes abortion drugs to patients around the world is suing the United States for allegedly preventing his American patients from having abortions by seizing their prescriptions Through REBECCA BOONE Associated Press September 10, 2019, 05:22 • 4 minute read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article BOISE, Idaho — An Austrian doctor […]

Austrian doctor sues US for seizing patients’ abortion drugs, takes case to Idaho court

BOISE — An Austrian doctor who prescribes abortion drugs to patients around the world is suing the United States for allegedly preventing his American patients from having abortions by seizing their prescriptions. Dr. Rebecca Gomperts filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Idaho on Monday, asking a judge to stop the Food and Drug […]

Telemedicine makes it possible to safely obtain abortion medication by mail

All restricting access to abortion pulls metaphorical walls closer together. On who can dispense drugs, on what clinical tests are required first, on the duration of pregnancy, the rules are all designed to delay, deter and delegitimize. It’s a Death Star trash compactor. The box around abortion is getting smaller and smaller. It’s policy development; […]

10 Celebrities Who Have Shared Abortion Stories

Paul ArchuletaGetty Images In the past 10 days, Georgia and Alabama passed dangerously restrictive abortion laws that will put women’s lives and health at risk. With Georgia’s “Heartbeat Bill,” women won’t be able to have an abortion after a heartbeat is detected, which can happen after just six weeks of pregnancy and two weeks after […]

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 […]

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, […]

Meet the woman sending abortion drugs to Poland by drone

(Photo by A drone like this will be used to transport abortion drugs in Poland. Photo: Women on Waves. ) Around noon on Saturday, a drone will land in Słubice, a small town on Poland’s western border. His cargo? Multiple doses of each of the drugs Mifepristone and Misoprostol, which taken together constitute an abortion. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why is the “gold standard” of abortion drugs not available in Canada?

Bottles of mifepristone, an abortion-inducing drug, which is not available in Canada.Charlie Neibergall/Associated Press In Canada, there are approximately 100,000 abortions a year, most of them performed surgically in clinics or hospitals. Access to the procedure varies considerably across the country. Wait times are short in larger urban centers, although they can still take several […]

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