The ruling clarifies that doctors do not need to be present for patients taking the second of a two-dose regime for a medication abortion.
So far this year, 13 states have adopted 21 new restrictions designed to limit access to abortion, about half the number (41) of similar restrictions that had been enacted by this point last year.
There isn’t a looming reproductive health-care crisis in the South. It has already arrived.
In a strongly worded opinion, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit said attorneys for Arizona failed to offer any evidence supporting the need for restrictions on medication abortions.
Conservatives have found a new way to take over state and federal government, and it looks like Democrats are uniting in opposition to the nomination of Michael Boggs to the federal bench.
An emergency order prevented the requirements from taking effect in April, which would have required providers to strictly follow FDA protocol when administering abortion-inducing medications.
There’s only one remaining abortion clinic in Missouri—a Planned Parenthood facility in St. Louis—and anti-choice lawmakers are hell-bent on closing it, introducing nearly 40 anti-choice bills over the past two years.
It was a bad week for equality and social justice at the Supreme Court.
On Thursday, a state judge heard arguments in a case challenging a 2012 law that severely restricts medication abortion and exposes doctors to felony prosecution for failure to comply.
The American Medical Association and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists filed a friend of the court brief detailing how restrictions on medication abortion hurt patient safety and interfere with standards of medical care.