Support the Ensuring Women’s Right to Reproductive Freedom Act – TheHumanist.com

The Ensuring Women’s Right to Reproductive Freedom Act would prohibit infringing on a person’s right to travel to another state to obtain an abortion, and protect any person, entity, or healthcare provider that assists them in doing so. This bill makes clear that pregnant people should not have to jump through hoops or have their…

Most human embryos naturally die after conception – restrictive abortion laws fail to take this embryo loss into account

…an important biological feature of human embryos has been left out of a lot of ethical and even scientific discussion informing reproductive policy – most human embryos die before anyone, including doctors, even know they exist. This embryo loss typically occurs in the first two months after fertilization, before the clump of cells has developed…

Over-the-counter birth control pill approved for sale in U.S.

Over-the-counter birth control pill approved for sale in U.S.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66GakbjBY4k&ab_channel=PBSNewsHour[/embed] U.S. regulators approved the nation’s first over-the-counter birth control pill. The FDA signed off on Opill, a once-a-day tablet available by prescription since 1973 that will soon be readily available online and in stores. The move is being applauded by medical societies and women’s health groups who pushed for wider access. Geoff Bennett discussed…

What Can Ex–Abortion Doctor Yashica Robinson in Alabama Do?

A year ago, the patients in the waiting area at the Alabama Women’s Center on Sparkman Drive in Huntsville were separated into two rooms. In one, the staff put people whose abortion procedures had already begun through taking a dose of misoprostol. In the other were the ten or 15 who had come for their…

Woman jailed over illegal abortion loses appeal

A woman imprisoned for more than two years for taking abortion pills outside of the legal time-limit has had an appeal against her sentence rejected.Carla Foster, a mother of three, from Barlaston, Staffs, took abortion-inducing drugs when rules were relaxed during the first Covid lockdown, when she was between 32 and 34 weeks pregnant.The 44-year-old…

California cops illegally share data with anti-abortion states, civil rights groups say

More than 70 California law enforcement agencies are violating state law by sharing automated license plate reader (ALPR) data with out-of-state agencies, putting out-of-state abortion seekers at risk, according to a trio of civil rights groups.The Electronic Frontier Foundation and the American Civil Liberties Union chapters for both Northern and Southern California sent letters to…

The Horrifying Phenomenon of Hospitals Detaining Pregnant People

On Monday, eight more women joined a massive lawsuit against the state of Texas to clarify when someone can receive emergency, potentially life-saving abortion care. All the women say ambiguities in the state’s abortion ban placed their lives at risk as they were experiencing life-threatening pregnancy complications. And Kiersten Hogan, one of the women who…

Opinion: Asheville Jewish congregations affirm women’s rights in NC, denounce abortion ban

Local Jewish clergy affirms support for Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of SB 20, a bill that imposes a 12-week limit to abortion access. While abortion remains legal in North Carolina, the bill and its multiple restrictions conflict with Jewish values. Since the fall of Roe v. Wade, two synagogues in Asheville, Congregation Beth HaTephila and…

Louisiana Opts Not to Clarify That Miscarriages, Ectopic Pregnancies Are Exempt from Abortion Ban

“I just think, members, that it’s very interesting that the bar continues to move with the Louisiana Right to Life,” DuBuisson said in her closing statement. She said it was difficult for her to believe that legislators could hear the testimony of “women close to death because of having to carry a nonviable pregnancy” and…

The Unexpected Women Blocking South Carolina’s Near-Total Abortion Ban

Spines - Women republican leaders harrassed to try to manipulate them into passing anti abortion laws resist.

“I don’t think the Republican Party saw us coming, because we didn’t do what they thought we were going to do,” Shealy, the senior member of the group, said in an interview with the other women around a table in her Statehouse office. “They thought we would do just what they told us to do.”But…

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