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It’s Time to Strip Catholic Hospitals of Their Right to Provide Maternity Care

Virgin Mary in front of Minnesota Catholic hospital

Beatriz’s treatment should be considered cruel and degrading and a violation of the Hippocratic oath to do no harm.

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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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Texas Senate Committee Considers Bill Limiting Medical Abortions

Senator Dan Patrick.

Another day, another effort to ban safe abortion care in Texas.

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Texas Abortion Drug Bill Could Mean More Side Effects and Higher Costs

A pharmacist with Mifepristone.

A GOP lawmaker is looking to make Texas the latest state to restrict the use of abortion medications in a way that some experts warn could increase the drugs’ side effects while making them more expensive.

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Sixth Circuit Refuses to Reconsider Ohio’s Ban on RU-486

photo courtesy of opensourceway via Flickr

Reproductive rights advocates lost a legal battle on Friday over Ohio’s restrictions on the use of RU-486.

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Political Interference is Bad Medicine and a Bad Prescription for Women’s Health

Even with recent gains and electoral wins, there is a concentrated effort to limit women’s access to a full range of reproductive health services, including medical abortion.

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Ohio Women’s Health Groups File For Review of Sixth Circuit Mifepristone Ban

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A group of women’s health advocates are asking the entire Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals to weigh in on an Ohio law that bans the off-label use of mifepristone.

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Divided Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds Ohio Law Restricting RU-486

photo courtsey of Seattle Municiple Archives

On Tuesday a federal appeallate court ruled Ohio’s regulation of RU-486 was constitutional, setting the case up for Supreme Court review.

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The Potential of Tele-Medicine to Increase Access to Mifepristone for Early Abortion Care

Telemedicine administration of medical abortion is a relatively new practice in the United States with great potential to reach underserved women with abortion care.

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The Sixth Circuit Court Of Appeals Weighs Mifepristone Ban With SCOTUS Waiting In The Wings

Photo courtesy of Mark E. Fischer via Flickr

Earlier this month the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments on the constituitonality of the state of Ohio’s 2004 mifepristone ban in a case that could present a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade. Legal standards are increasingly replacing medicinal standards as the guide for what constitutes acceptable medical care, and conservative justices either don’t understand that or they don’t care.

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