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.
In clinics in North Carolina, Wisconsin and Kentucky, anti-choice protesters have continued to show up, refusing to comply with the pressure for people to practice social distancing and shelter-in-place. Protesters are gathering in front of clinic doors, walking up to patients, and even shoving unwanted pamphlets and gift sacks into patients’ hands and through car windows.
As we navigate COVID-19, it is critical that leaders treat outpatient abortion providers as essential businesses, and that hospital systems ensure the continuation of abortion care as an essential service.
In light of confusion as to whether or not Ohio abortion clinics remain open during the coronavirus pandemic, NARAL compiled a list of FAQs to help answer your questions.
“Choice Words” is not just a book about reproductive rights; it’s an abortion bible. As long as the world we inhabit remains patriarchal, the “right to choose” will always be hard fought. Nevertheless, “Choice Words” solidifies the fact that it is, and if necessary, will be once again—hard won.
“This next year will be exhilarating and terrifying as I assume the role of a doctor amidst a national health crisis brought by COVID-19. I hope to support my patients while synthesizing knowledge and staying well. Access to abortion training or care need not be among my considerations.”
“We see who’s on the Supreme Court. So for me it puts fear in my heart, and I know it puts fear into many others’ as well. That fear ends up turning into a passion and I’m hoping that people see our passion and our hard work, and know that we’re not going to stop.”
Reproductive health, rights and justice advocates come together today in their communities and online to commemorate National Abortion Provider Appreciation Day: a day dedicated to highlighting the work of abortion providers as stigma persists and political and cultural attacks escalate.
“We invite everyone who views these ads to see themselves or someone they love in these stories and, no matter how they may feel about abortion individually, get engaged in the fight to ensure all of our right to make the healthcare decisions best for ourselves, our futures and our loved ones.”
On the heels of oral arguments in June Medical Services v. Russo—a Supreme Court case that many fear may signal the beginning of the end of Roe v. Wade—comes a new video geared toward young people that talks honestly and openly about abortion. Upon the release of this video, Ms. sat down for with Tracie Q. Gilbert, co-founder of AMAZE.org, who breaks down the motivation behind the video and the need for open, honest, shame-free communication on the topic of abortion.