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How Women Took Their Reproductive Rights Into Their Own Hands

This women’s history month, it’s time we honor the contributions of those who have been leaders on spreading information about the use of pills to safely terminate a pregnancy.

This women’s history month, it’s time we honor the contributions of those who have been leaders on spreading information about the use of pills to safely terminate a pregnancy.

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Sharing Information About Self-Inducing Abortions Made Me Feel Empowered

I’m not sure I really knew what "empowered" meant until I realized I had information that no ALEC-fueled lawmaker could take away from me—or from the dozens of other Texans who are now spreading the word about the World Health Organization protocols for misoprostol use.

I’m not sure I really knew what “empowered” meant until I realized I had information that no ALEC-fueled lawmaker could take away from me—or from the dozens of other Texans who are now spreading the word about the World Health Organization protocols for misoprostol use.

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Changing the Way People Think About Self-Induced Abortions

Misoprostol is available from Mexican pharmacies for a tenth of the cost of a clinical abortion.

As reproductive health-care access diminishes in Texas, more women are coming together to share information about the drug misoprostol and the protocols for its use to induce abortions.

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Pennsylvania Woman Arrested for Ordering Daughter Abortion-Inducing Pills Online

The logical outcome of the current anti-choice strategy is arrests of pregnant women and the people who try to help them: Coerce women into the black market by reducing the number of legal abortion providers, and then leave them to the prosecutors.

The logical outcome of the current anti-choice strategy is arrests of pregnant women and the people who try to help them: Coerce women into the black market by reducing the number of legal abortion providers, and then leave them to the prosecutors.

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Plan C: The Safe Strategy for a Missed Period When You Don’t Want To Be Pregnant

A "plan C" exists, and it should be available to all women.

What is a woman to do if neither her plan A (birth control) nor her plan B (the morning-after pill) worked? Wouldn’t it be great if she had a plan C—a medicine similar to these other pills that would start her period and end her anxieties? Such a thing exists, and it should be available to all women.

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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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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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