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.
The CARES Act is the third piece of major legislation aimed at combatting the effects of the coronavirus—and the most expensive piece of legislation ever passed to date, more than doubling the stimulus act passed in 2009 during the financial crisis. So what’s in it? And what’s not?
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.
Buzzfeed reported on March 31: A federal judge had put a temporary hold on the state’s abortion ban, but an appeals court overturned the ruling Tuesday. Texas will be allowed to instate a temporary ban on abortion in nearly all cases during the coronavirus outbreak, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday. The court overturned a decision […]
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.