Similar to how ending criminal sodomy laws paved the way to legalizing same-sex marriage, removal of the FDA restriction on mifepristone is essential to normalizing telemedicine abortion and will be an important tool for advocates as they lobby states to eliminate telemedicine abortion bans.
World leaders pledge to donate a billion vaccine doses and recommit to cutting down on carbon emissions; Supreme Court dismisses the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act in a 7-2 decision; a federal district court struck down North Carolina’s 20-week abortion ban; the growing vaccination gap between wealthy and poor countries; will the U.S. need booster shots? and more
On Wednesday, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) chaired a hearing on the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA), which he and Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.) introduced last week in the Senate and the House of Representatives with historic support.
The Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution heard powerful testimony from Dr. Jamila Perritt, president and CEO of Physicians for Reproductive Health, Professor Michele Goodwin of the University of California at Irvine School of Law, and an abortion storyteller named Tohan from Texas.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA), which since its 2010 passage has granted health coverage to more than 31 million Americans, has survived another day in court. In Thursday’s 7–2 decision from the Supreme Court, the justices ruled that Texas and other objecting Republican-led states had no legal standing to bring the challenge to court.
The reproductive justice lawyers network If/When/How launched a nationwide Repro Legal Defense Fund—a first-of-its-kind resource to support women and others investigated, arrested or prosecuted for self-managed abortion.
Self-managed abortion is when someone ends a pregnancy outside of a clinical setting, such as buying abortion pills online and using them without medical supervision. RLDF provides money for bail and legal representation.
Lawmakers are diverting taxpayer money earmarked for impoverished mothers and children to fund anti-abortion centers (AACs) that mislead and shame pregnant people into continuing unwanted pregnancies.
We are facing a mental health crisis on top of all the other crises in the country. There is a widespread need for high-quality mental health services—especially for women and children.
Alyson Gerber and Martha Hunt initially became friends bonding over their experiences with scoliosis; Hunt had a fusion and Gerber wore a brace. They came together for an honest conversation about self-worth, body image and learning to value oneself.
In this edition: A new Gallup poll suggests 58 percent of Americans are opposed to overturning Roe v. Wade; If/When/How launches a legal fund for people seeking self-managed abortions; Biden buys 500 million Pfizer vaccine doses for global use ahead of the G-7 summit; and COVID cases surge in Europe as India’s Delta variant spreads.
On Tuesday, June 8, members of Congress reintroduced the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA)—federal legislation that would codify Roe v. Wade in law and establish the legal right to abortion in all 50 states under federal law. The “bold, responsive and timely legislation … would codify a person’s right to choose.”