The year will be remembered not only because 17 states enacted a total of 57 new abortion restrictions, but also because the politics of abortion ensnared family planning programs, providers, and life-saving fetal tissue research.
A federal court on Tuesday issued a preliminary injunction blocking state health officials from enforcing regulations that advocates claim unconstitutionally target abortion providers.
Attorneys from the Center for Reproductive Rights filed a lawsuit asking the Oklahoma Supreme Court to block enforcement of an anti-choice measure that permits warrantless searches of abortion providers, among other provisions.
An anti-choice bill passed Wednesday by a Kansas legislative committee could have broad implications for how all health care—not just reproductive care—is provided.
The ruling means a 2011 law that bans off-label use of abortion-inducting medications can take effect immediately.
Michigan lawmakers push through an anti-democratic new abortion restriction, while the Senate actually gets some work done.
A Pennsylvania nurse has been accused of “performing an illegal abortion on a 16-year-old girl,” according to a local report out of Montour county.
Attorneys for the State of North Dakota defended the state’s 2011 medication abortion ban by arguing North Dakota women have no state constitutional right to an abortion.
To be published in the journal Contraception, the research concludes women having second trimester medication abortions face no increased risk of future premature birth, miscarriage, low birth weight, or placental complications when compared to first trimester medication abortions.
There is much we can learn from our sisters in the Global South who, rather than trying to gain access to services that all too often do not exist or fail to treat them well, are obtaining pills to induce abortion and taking them at home without seeing a health provider.