Testimony has ended for the Queensland abortion trial. But while we await a verdict from the jury, the bigger problem is politicians who refuse to address an outdated abortion law.
Iran slowly reduces its maternal mortality rate, Pakistan tries to provide access to RU 486 to a firestorm of protest, teens in Wales have problems accessing abortion, and Australia has an unprecedented abortion trial.
Telemed procedures in Iowa, a possible longer window of opportunity for using a new morning after contraceptive? It’s hard to tell what upsets the anti-choice more these days.
Scott Roeder remains unrepentant throughout his sentencing hearing for the murder of Dr. George Tiller and Mississippi joins Colorado in putting a personhood constitutional amendment on the ballot.
Ready to go down the rabbit hole? Today’s roundup is all about pharmaceuticals. And, in the mini-roundup, there is no joy in Mudville.
Two court cases were decided today by the Ohio Supreme Court, one limiting off-label use of RU 486 and the other protecting confidentiality by denying access by parents of one girl who received an abortion at a Planned Parenthood clinic to the records of other girls receiving services.
Medication abortion is a safe, straightforward option for ending an early unwanted pregnancy, and could be made more available and less expensive if home use were an option.
Caroline Kennedy seeks Clinton’s Senate seat; as Governor, Napolitano vetoed anti-choice bills, now what?; medication abortion likely to be approved in Italy; birth control to be available over-the-counter in London.
VP prospect Tom Ridge says GOP will accept a pro-choice running mate and that he would defer to McCain on choice, Does McCain have a woman problem?, More women that ever are childless, FDA review of Mifeprex returns no surprises.
Researchers in Michigan say misoprostol, the drug most commonly used with RU-486 to induce an abortion, may have dangerous consequences if taken vaginally but is completely safe when taken orally.