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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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

British firm to seek approval for first abortion pills in Japan

The Japanese subsidiary of the British pharmaceutical company Linepharma International Ltd. is expected to apply to the Ministry of Health this month for approval of its abortion pills. Abortion pills have not been approved for use in Japan, although they are used in many countries. The pills, which should be approved in about a year […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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”. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

#YouKnowMe: why women are sharing their abortion stories

On Wednesday, Alabama’s governor signed the nation’s most restrictive abortion ban. Women are now pushing back — and pointing out how common abortion is in America — by sharing their own abortion stories using the hashtag, #YouKnowMe. The movement was started by actress Busy Philipps, known for her roles in Dawson’s Creek, freaks and geeks, […]

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 […]

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. […]

#YouKnowMe Hashtag Explained – Women Share Abortion Stories on Twitter

On Tuesday night, Alabama passed a law banning nearly all forms of abortion in the state, with no exceptions for rape or incest. The measure would make the procedure a crime for doctors, punishable by 99 years in prison. The bill, which was designed to challenge the precedent set by Roe v. Wade, was signed […]

Busy Philipps’ #youknowme campaign sparks emotional stories about abortion

Actress and talk show host Busy Philipps is bringing private conversations about abortion into public discourse with the #youknowme campaign, an effort to get women talking about their abortion experiences amid restrictive abortion laws. practice are gaining ground across the country. “1 in 4 women have had an abortion,” Philipps tweeted Tuesday night as Alabama […]

Women share abortion stories with #YouKnowMe after near-total ban in Alabama

On Wednesday, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed a near-total ban on abortion into state law. Following a related move in Georgia, women across the country shared their abortion stories on Twitter using the hashtag #You know me before and after Ivey’s action in Alabama. Women spoke out in droves against threats to abortion and reproductive […]

Milla Jovovich and Jameela Jamil share abortion stories to speak out against Georgia law

CNN — Milla Jovovich is the latest actress to reveal she had an abortion, while criticizing abortion bills in Georgia and other states. The ‘Hellboy’ and ‘Resident Evil’ star wrote in an Instagram post on Tuesday that she had an “emergency abortion” two years ago while filming in Eastern Europe and she was 4 and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Without the morning after pill, women take abortion drugs | India News

After the near disappearance of morning-after pills from pharmacies in Tamil Nadu 10 years ago, women took abortion pills without medical examination, leading to an increase in unhealthy and potentially fatal abortions. “We are seeing cases of septic abortions which make blood transfusion and surgery essential,” said Dr. Nazira Satique, obstetrician-gynecologist, assistant professor at Sri […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sharing abortion stories at Speakout aims to reduce shame and stigma

“For too long…stigma and shame have been used to silence people who have had abortions,” said Julia Reticker-Flynn, associate director of youth organizing and mobilization at Advocates for Youth. “One of the reasons for the silence around abortion is that people are afraid of being judged.” The story continues under the ad No kidding. I […]

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