Tag: Abortion Drugs

Medication Abortions Are Increasing: What They Are and Where Women Get Them

Taking pills to end a pregnancy accounts for a growing share of abortions in the United States, both legal and not. If the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade as expected, medication abortion will play a larger role, especially among women who lose access to abortion clinics. What is medication abortion? It’s a regimen of […]

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Abortion Pills Will Be the Next Battleground in a Post-Roe America

As conservative states began passing more laws restricting access to surgical abortions, more patients opted for pills, especially because they can be taken in the privacy of one’s home. The Covid pandemic fueled that trend. The Guttmacher Institute, a research organization that supports abortion rights, reported that in 2020, medication abortion accounted for 54 percent […]

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With Roe Under Threat, Biden Is an Unlikely Abortion Rights Champion

WASHINGTON — When abortion rights supporters protested outside the Supreme Court this week after the leak of a draft decision overturning Roe v. Wade, they turned their ire at one point toward the same president who just hours earlier denounced the possible ruling just as they were doing. “If you want to be a pro-choice […]

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What’s Happening to Abortion Legislation in States Across the U.S.

A law signed by Gov. Kevin Stitt of Oklahoma on Tuesday makes it a felony, punishable by up to 10 years in prison, to perform an abortion in the state. It is the latest in a cascade of restrictive abortion legislation proposed in Republican-led states across the country. The measure, Senate Bill 612, which takes […]

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Woman in Texas Charged With Murder in Connection With ‘Self-Induced Abortion’

A South Texas sheriff’s official said on Saturday that a 26-year-old woman had been indicted on a murder charge in connection with the “death of an individual through a self-induced abortion.” The woman, Lizelle Herrera, 26, was arrested on Friday and detained in Starr County, the official, Maj. Carlos Delgado, said in a statement reported […]

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Abortion Pills Now Account for More Than Half of U.S. Abortions

More than half of recent abortions in the United States were carried out with abortion pills, according to preliminary data released on Thursday, a sign that medication abortion has increasingly become the most accessible and preferred method for terminating pregnancy. The report, issued by the Guttmacher Institute, a research organization that supports abortion rights, found […]

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How U.S. Abortion Law Compares With Other Nations

Abortion in Italy is broadly legal and free, but nearly three-quarters of doctors there have registered as conscientious objectors, and are exempted from performing abortions for religious or moral reasons. Other doctors feel pressure from colleagues not to provide abortions, Professor Mishtal and colleagues found. “It has a chilling effect,” she said. “There is an […]

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