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North Dakota Supreme Court: Restrictions on Medication Abortion Can Take Effect

The ruling means a 2011 law that bans off-label use of abortion-inducting medications can take effect immediately.

The ruling means a 2011 law that bans off-label use of abortion-inducting medications can take effect immediately.

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Legal Wrap: Michigan Ups the Ante in Statewide Abortion Restrictions

Michigan lawmakers push through an anti-democratic new abortion restriction, while the Senate actually gets some work done.

Michigan lawmakers push through an anti-democratic new abortion restriction, while the Senate actually gets some work done.

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Pennsylvania Nurse Accused of Giving Teen Medication Abortion Pills

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.

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.

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North Dakota Supreme Court Considers Whether There Is a State Right to Abortion

Attorneys for Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Center for Reproductive Rights have challenged a new state regulation they argue threatens to make medication abortion unavailable in the state.

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.

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Study: No Increased Risks Associated With Second vs. First Trimester Medication Abortions

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.

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.

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In Our Own Hands: What U.S. Women Can Learn from Self-Use of Medication Abortion Worldwide

Attorneys for Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Center for Reproductive Rights have challenged a new state regulation they argue threatens to make medication abortion unavailable in the state.

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.

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Misoprostol Is a Game-Changer for Safe Abortion and Maternal Health Care. Why Isn’t it More Widely Available?

Misoprostol – Have you heard about this small, inexpensive, and most importantly- available - pill that can save women’s lives?

If we have a cheap and readily available drug that can prevent and treat the two largest causes of maternal mortality worldwide—postpartum hemorrhage and unsafe abortion—why have we not taken more advantage of it?

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Legal Wrap: Big Wins in North Dakota and Mississippi; SCOTUS Against Human Rights

Reproductive rights advocates scored a couple of victories last week while the Supreme Court considers the impact of allowing patents on human genetic material.

Reproductive rights advocates scored a couple of victories last week while the Supreme Court considers the impact of allowing patents on human genetic material.

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Indiana Senate Passes Lafayette Clinic TRAP Bill

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After a short and unsurprising debate, the Indiana Senate voted 33 to 16 to pass a bill that will force all clinics that provide RU-486 for early abortions to become licensed surgical abortion facilities, regardless of whether or not they offer surgical abortions.

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Hope In Indiana? Both Republicans and Democrats Express Reservations on Banning Medication Abortion

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Both Democrats and Republicans are expressing reservations about a bill that would effectively ban medication abortion in Indiana, despite its proven safety.

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