In 1970, seventeen angry, defiant young women—enraged by Canada’s restrictive abortion laws—marched on the parliament buildings and, when no one from government would meet them, they decided to pay the prime minister a visit.
Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, women in the U.K. will have access to abortion at home, without traveling to a clinic. Prior to this temporary change, women were required to visit a clinic. Now, in the U.K., after a phone or video consultation with a doctor, patients may have both pills delivered to their homes.
On Tuesday, March 31, an appeals court allowed the Texasabortion ban to remain in place until the case made its way through the courts. Similar lawsuits are pending in other states as Alabama, Iowa, Ohio and Oklahoma attempt to ban abortions as well.
Self-managed abortion—on the rise in the U.S.—means doing an abortion yourself by obtaining abortion pills, and taking them without going to a doctor.
Medication abortion is currently available in 13 states: Hawaii, Washington, Oregon, New Mexico, Colorado, Georgia, New York, Maine, Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, Maryland and Montana. On March 30, a coalition of 21 state attorneys sent an strongly-worded letter to HHS and FDA to increase access in other states.
Rewire.News breaks down individual state policies on abortion care throughout the COVID-19 outbreak—to help you understand whether abortion will be restricted or accessible in your state.
After negotiations between Attorney General Yost, abortion rights advocacy groups and state legislators: Ohio clinics remain open.
“The women’s caucus is at work every day during all of this, and we’re watching. We’re awake, we’re at work, and the answer is no.”
The Kentucky General Assembly met at the State Capitol to discuss House Bill 451, which would limit abortion access. In response, Kentuckians drove around the Capitol building and honked their horns during the meeting, with signs reading phrases like “Go Home” taped to their car doors.
Using a global pandemic as an opportunity, regressive law-makers are pushing anti-choice policies on a pro-choice nation. Let me clarify this misinformation: Abortion is an essential component of comprehensive health care.
Telemedicine abortion combines medication abortion—which uses pills to end a pregnancy—and telemedicine—which allows health providers to supervise the use of abortion pills via videoconferencing or telephone consultations.