· · · · · 

As Access to Safe Abortion Care Diminishes in Arizona, Rural Women Face Growing Hurdles

Cathi Herrod. Photo: MyGay.Net.

Now that only doctors can perform abortions, rural women in the state have very limited options.

· · · · · 

Indiana Right to Life Seeks to Eliminate Access to Safe, Early Medication Abortion

Photo: Think Progress.

The group is claiming that a Lafayette clinic is violating law by providing medication abortions without licensing their clinic as a surgical abortion center.

· · · · · 

It Is Now Impossible To Get A Medication Abortion In Wisconsin

Act 217 has caused the state’s only other medication abortion provider to also stop offering RU-486 abortions.

· · · · · 

In Key Victory, Oklahoma State Judge Finds Arbitrary Restrictions on Medication Abortion Unconstitutional

District Judge Donald Worthington. [img src]

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.

· · · · · 

Does Facebook have an Anti-Choice Agenda? Censorship of Information on Misoprostol Raises Questions

Facebook has deleted an image from the page of Dr. Rebecca Gomperts, a well-known abortion rights activist and the Director of Women on Waves – a charitable organization focused on women’s health and human rights. The image consisted of text instructions of how to safely induce an abortion using medication.

· · · · · 

North Dakota Medicated-Abortion Hearing On Hold Until 2012

Once more the hearing is being moved down the calendar.

· · · · · 

What New Legal Obstacles to Safe Medication Abortion in Ohio Mean for Women

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?

· · · · · 

Study Shows Telemedicine Abortion is Safe and Effective; Politics Intervenes Nonetheless

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.

· · · · · 

Injunction Sought Against North Dakota Law Banning Medication Abortion

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.

· · · · · 

Roundup: Georgia Eliminating State Funds for Domestic Violence Prevention

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.

· · · · ·