For two and a half decades, the anti-abortion movement has weaponized the story of Norma McCorvey against reproductive rights in the United States. But it finally backfired on them.
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.
The National Network of Abortion Funds’s new video outlines the necessity of abolishing stigma around abortion, the ways in which politicians have attempted to prohibit our constitutionally-guaranteed right to reproductive healthcare, and the importance of abortion funds.
Repro Legal Helpline is a mobile hotline run by If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice that provides free legal advice and criminal defense to individuals who may be criminalized for self-managing their abortions—a practice on the rise in the U.S.
Women’s Reproductive Rights Assistance Project (WRRAP) is a non-partisan, non-profit organization helping women gain access to safe, legal abortion services and emergency contraceptives.
As most states halt nonessential surgeries to create capacity for a rush of COVID-19 patients, governors and other state officials across the U.S. have been deciding whether abortion care is an “essential” health-care service. We break down the latest in these coronavirus-era legal battles, state-by-state.