In what is being called an unprecedented ruling recognizing bodily integrity and reproductive choice as fundamental rights under the Oklahoma state constitution, an Oklahoma state judge has found that a law restricting medical care for women seeking an abortion is unconstitutional and cannot be enforced.
Once more the hearing is being moved down the calendar.
The new regulations on medication abortion are definitely bad law and bad medicine. But on a cultural level, how much of a woman’s decision re: whether or not to get an abortion — medication or otherwise — is influenced by societal shame and stigma surrounding the procedure?
New research indicates that telemedicine abortion is safe, effective, and expands access to women in rural areas without an abortion provider. But laws based on ideology are increasingly limiting this promising new use of communications technology.
The Center for Reproductive Rights has filed a lawsuit seeking an injunction blocking implementation of a new North Dakota law that would ban medication abortion.
Georgia will use federal TANF money for domestic violence shelters which could eliminate services for women without children, what do state ant-abortion bills say about women, Arizona enacts more anti-abortion legislation, and Starbucks selling a maternal health benefit CD.
Texas House passes mandatory ultrasound bill without a rape or incest exception, 40 Days of Harassment starts tomorrow, Minnesota introduces fetal pain bill, and will internet-procured medication be the new back alley abortion?
A new form of emergency contraception, ella, is now available to women in the United States. And predictably, the far right is up in arms.
Ten years ago tomorrow (September 28th, 2010) the United States Food and Drug Administration approved the use of mifepristone along with misoprostol for early term abortions. Data from the Centers for Disease Control show that while the incidence of abortion has remained steady, the share of those performed very early in pregnancy has increased.