I Had An Abortion In My 40s. I’ll Never Forget The Shocking Thing The Doctor Said To Me.

I never would have guessed that my first abortion would be when I was in my 40s, married, and a parent already. But that’s the situation I was in when my pregnancy test came back positive in the first July of the COVID-19 pandemic. Source: I Had An Abortion In…

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Google Isn’t [Automatically] Deleting Users’ Abortion-Related Data, Despite Post-Roe Promise

A spokesperson for Google told the Guardian that the company’s promised policy change has taken effect, without confirming exactly when it began. The spokesperson noted that “users can turn Web & App Activity off at any time, delete all or part of their data manually, or choose to automatically delete…

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Barbara Smith on Reproductive Justice and Black Feminism: An Interview — Black Women Radicals

It was incredibly difficult and nightmarish because if one got pregnant, and particularly if you were not married, you became like a persona non grata. You were stigmatized. There was incredible shame. I was speaking a few weeks ago, Ithink it was before Roe fell, to a friend who is…

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Alabama Woman Was in Jail to ‘Protect’ Her Pregnancy & Wasn’t Pregnant – SheKnows

“It’s just not even thinkable you could go off somebody’s word to make an arrest of somebody being pregnant,” Freeman’s attorney Martin Weinberg told Newsweek. “You know, you’re criminalizing pregnancy, then you find out they’re not even pregnant.”Freeman was booked into the Etowah County Detention Center for 36 hours, where…

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Indiana Doctor Defends Actions in 10-Year-Old’s Abortion – NBC4 Washington

An Indianapolis doctor who provided abortion drugs to a 10-year-old rape victim from Ohio defended her actions before a judge Monday in an episode that drew national attention in the weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.Dr. Caitlin Bernard testified during the second day of a court…

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How abortion is mobilizing young voters beyond midterms elections – Scalawag

The week of March 22, Governor Greg Abbot issued an order stopping medical procedures that weren’t deemed “medically necessary,” a COVID-era measure supposedly intended to preserve medical equipment that effectively banned abortions in the state. (At the same time, Abbott consistently refused to implement safety precautions or shelter-in-place orders to…

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Abortion Rights Still Matter

Because the baby had a heartbeat, and Erin’s life wasn’t in danger, no hospital could perform the abortion, which also meant she would not be able to receive general anesthesia. And because the pregnancy was at 20 weeks, they could no longer go to Planned Parenthood. With limited options, they…

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Feds Launch First Investigation into Allegations that Woman Was Denied a Medically-Necessary Abortion

The federal government has launched an investigation after a Missouri hospital allegedly denied abortion services during a medical emergency.In October, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services launched an investigation after doctors at Freeman Hospital West in Joplin, Missouri denied abortion services to a woman, violating the federal Emergency…

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Identifying Risks and Interventions to Optimize Postpartum Health

Maternal health research efforts have generally focused on pregnancy. However, the first year after the end of pregnancy, also referred to as the first year of the postpartum period, is an especially vulnerable time for people who give birth. The majority of maternal deaths (from all causes, including health conditions…

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What a pregnancy actually looks like before 10 weeks – in pictures | Abortion | The Guardian

Abortion is now banned or severely restricted in 14 states in the US, the outcome of a decades-long campaign by anti-abortion advocates. In many states, abortion is no longer seen as a health procedure, but a morality issue. Pennsylvania’s Doug Mastriano – once a state senator, now running for governor…

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