Sen. Ted Cruz lead 20 Republican senators to file a letter with the FDA claiming— factually incorrectly— that the abortion pill is an “imminent hazard to the public health.”
On Friday, 12 anti-abortion extremists in Sterling Heights, Mich., formed an unyielding blockade in front of a Michigan abortion clinic. Those involved were in direct violation of the Freedom of Access Clinic Entrances (F.A.C.E.) Act.
Yet when (maskless) police arrived on the scene, they allowed the (maskless) anti-choice protesters to continue to sit in front of the clinic doors and sympathized openly with the blockade.
Federal appeals judges used Chief Justice John Roberts’s opinion in June Medical v. Russo—the Supreme Court’s recent decision protecting abortion access—to allow several Arkansas abortion restrictions to go back into effect.
On Friday, June 26, members of the board of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) voted to appoint interim leader Alexis McGill Johnson as the permanent president and CEO of the organization, as well as the organization’s advocacy arm, the Planned Parenthood Action Fund.
After yesterday’s fractured opinion, legislatures will continue passing ever-more restrictive laws, and states will press hard to get them back in front of this unsettled Supreme Court.
June Medical Services presented the Court with a second bite at the apple. Louisiana couldn’t get Roberts to bite this time. But there’s a lot of the apples in the tree, and it only takes one.
A recent poll makes clear: Americans do not want abortion access restricted during the COVID-19 crisis.
Overall, 65 percent of Americans said politicians should not attack reproductive freedom during the pandemic.
Feminists are pursuing multiple strategies to pressure the FDA to expand abortion access and remove onerous FDA restrictions on the abortion pill mifepristone, which are based on politics, not medical evidence.
A new study proposes an innovative, no-test medication abortion protocol that would enable clinicians to safely administer medication abortion to patients without any preliminary tests or in-person encounters.
Having realized the horrors of illegal abortions in 1969 when her best friend was forced to undergo an illegal procedure, she knew something must be done. That is why in 1991 after years of tirelessly advocating for reproductive justice, Schorr pitched the idea of a national independent fund for poor women who were unable to pay for safe and legal abortions.
Abortions conducted by trained providers have a low overall risk. In fact, childbirth carries a risk of death that is 14 times higher than abortion.
These bans will not help our collective efforts to protect patients and healthcare workers—but they will increase the risk of death and injury to women.