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  • NEWS: Hectic week for abortion policy with laws and lawsuits

    "Nine months after the U.S. Supreme Court ended a nationwide right to an abortion, the landscape is far from settled, with lawmakers considering broader bans or stronger protections and legal challenges popping up nationwide. It’s been a hectic week for abortion policy with Republican-dominated states seeking to tighten restrictions, Democratic lawmakers trying to protect abortion access — and court fights playing out on multiple fronts."

  • NEWS: Takeaways from the Texas hearing on medication abortion drugs

    "Over the course of about four hours of arguments, a federal judge in Texas asked questions that suggested he is seriously considering undoing the US Food and Drug Administration's approval of a medication abortion drug and the agency's moves to relax the rules around its use. But the judge, US District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk, an appointee of former President Donald Trump, also indicated he was thinking through scenarios in which he could keep the drug’s 2000 approval intact while blocking other FDA rules."

  • NEWS: Women denied abortions file landmark lawsuit

    "Zurawski v. Texas, a new lawsuit announced Tuesday, March 7, marks the first time patients directly affected by abortion laws have sought to challenge them in court."

  • NEWS: Where restrictions on abortion pills could matter most

    "A judge is poised to rule in a case that seeks to revoke the approval of the most common, safe and effective abortion pill regimen, with the potential for consequences to be felt in every state."

  • NEWS: Twenty governors are forming a new coalition to support abortion rights

    "Governors supporting abortion rights are forming a new coalition aimed at expanding and protecting access to the procedure, according to details shared with The Health 202."

  • NEWS: Most common abortion method in danger in every state

    "The future of medication abortions across the U.S.—even in states with few abortion restrictions—is on the line."

  • Attack on Abortion Pills - The War on Reproductive Rights Continues as Lawsuit Seeks to Ban Mifepristone

    More than 20 years ago, the FDA approved the drug mifepristone, a safe and effective pill used in medication abortions. Today, abortion pills are the most common way to terminate early pregnancy, but an unprecedented case before a federal judge in Texas threatens access to this vital medication and could have dire consequences for bodily autonomy and freedom of choice nationwide – even in states where abortion is protected.

  • NEWS: Biden skewers 'extreme abortion bans' in State of the Union address

    "President Joe Biden used the word “abortion” — one he has rarely uttered in speeches —in his brief remarks on the issue in his State of the Union address on Tuesday."

  • NEWS: HHS weighs abortion access actions, including possible health emergency declaration

    "The Biden administration is weighing additional actions to help people access abortions, which may include a public health emergency declaration."

  • NEWS: Lawsuit challenges state bans on abortion pills

    "A company that makes an abortion pill filed a lawsuit Wednesday morning challenging the constitutionality of a state ban on the medication, one in what is expected to be a wave of cases arguing that the federal Food and Drug Administration’s approval of the pill takes precedence over such restrictive state laws. "

  • NEWS: As Roe marks 50th anniversary, advocates push farther

    "Each year since 1973, abortion rights activists have gathered on Jan. 22 for “Roe v. Wade Day” to celebrate the Supreme Court decision that granted a constitutional right to abortion. But now, 50 years after the decision, Roe v. Wade Day will be different: Sunday will also mark the first anniversary of Roe since the ruling was overturned."

  • NEWS: House Republicans approve antiabortion bills after daunting midterm

    "House Republicans addressed abortion Wednesday for the first time in their new role controlling the chamber, passing two pieces of legislation with their razor-thin majority. The votes come after the reversal of Roe v. Wade by the Supreme Court last summer, which factored heavily into voter behavior in the November midterms, particularly in states where abortion issues were on the ballot."

  • NEWS: FDA to allow pharmacies to dispense abortion pills

    "The US Food and Drug Administration is allowing certified pharmacies to dispense the abortion medication mifepristone to people who have a prescription. Mifepristone can be used along with another medication, misoprostol, to end a pregnancy. Previously, these pills could be ordered, prescribed and dispensed only by a certified health-care provider."

  • NEWS: Department of Veterans Affairs sued over decision to offer abortions to veterans

    "A nurse at a Department of Veterans Affairs medical facility in Texas sued the department Tuesday over its decision to offer abortions services in certain cases and abortion counseling to veterans, claiming the new rules violate her religious beliefs. "

  • NEWS: Independent abortion clinics are 'disappearing from communities' after the end of Roe V. Wade

    "Twice as many independent abortion clinics have closed so far in 2022 compared to the year before as facilities shutteredin the wake of the Supreme Court's decision this year to overturn Roe v. Wade, according to an association for independent abortion care providers."

  • NEWS: The fight over medication abortion is just getting started

    "The fight over medication abortion bills is heating up, as conservatives turn their focus to medication abortion."

  • After Dobbs, Voting Rights are Essential to Reproductive Rights and Justice

    A crucial election is upon us. Early voting has begun in dozens of states, and on November 8th the American public will participate in a midterm election where abortion is on the ballot like never before. And despite attempts to pit concerns about the economy against access to abortion, the reality is that abortion is an economic issue. For example, women denied an abortion are significantly more likely to live in poverty years later.

  • NEWS: Midterms Bring Major Constitutional Wins for Abortion Rights

    The first major election of the post-Roe era yielded new protections for abortion rights, as voters in three states approved measures to add constitutional protections guaranteeing access to the procedure…California, Michigan and Vermont backed ballot measures that effectively make it impossible for state lawmakers to enact bans.

  • NEWS: Abortion bans affect Latinas the most

    Latinas are the largest group of women of color affected by current and future state abortion bans and restrictions: More than 4 in 10 Latinas of reproductive age live in the nearly two dozen states where officials are working to make abortion inaccessible. A new analysis from the National Partnership for Women & Families and the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice, first shared with NBC News, found that close to 6.5 million Latinas (42% of all Latinas ages 15-49) live in 26 states that have banned or are likely to ban abortions after the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade this summer.

  • NEWS: Taxpayer money for poor families is funding anti-abortion movement instead

    A few blocks from the Ohio State University campus in Columbus, America’s battle over abortion is playing out under one roof. On one side of a squat single-story office building, a Planned Parenthood clinic offers reproductive health care and refers patients for abortions. Next door is a branch of Pregnancy Decision Health Center, a crisis pregnancy center that offers counseling and support for pregnant women – but also works to dissuade them from terminating their pregnancies and has been accused of promoting misinformation about abortion.

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