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.
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.
No doctor wants to be charged as a felon, and with Act 217 in effect, it’s almost impossible to avoid that risk.
Last week, a 20-year-old woman in New York City was arrested on charges of “self-induced abortion” and faces first-degree misdemeanor charges. Initial news reports indicate that she intentionally caused the miscarriage/abortion of her 24-week fetus. The woman disposed of the fetus in what was probably the only way she could think of: wrapped in plastic bags and placed in the trash receptacle of her apartment building.
A recent federal district court decision upholding a 2004 Ohio limiting the use and availability of RU-486 for early termination of pregnancy exacerbates the increasing intrusion of ideology into medical practice, and creates a different standard for off-label use of abortion drugs than for other commonly-used drugs.
The abortion pill potentially puts the control over abortion into women’s hands, and a lot of conservative men and women aren’t sure they like that.
Rep. Steve King of Iowa is certain that Planned Parenthood is using federal money to fund it’s telemedicine abortion care. He’s trying to get an investigation started…but will anyone listen?
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.
This article, one of the worst examples of LifeSiteNews’s consistent mischaracterization of EC, is truly negligent.
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