Abortion

Beware Google Ads for ‘Abortion Consultations’ - Bloomberg

Imagine you’re pregnant, and you don’t want to be. You type “abortion pittsburgh” into Google, and the first result is the Pittsburgh Women’s Clinic, …

Abortion in America: Pregnancy From Rape, Incest Called ‘Beauty From the Ashes’

"The Lord uses all circumstances," said Oklahoma Representative George Faught.

Health Care

GOP’s Planned Parenthood Fight Could Result in a Government Shutdown

As noted earlier today, the likely impending failure of the American Health Care Act legislation, if not today then later, would leave some …

Planned Parenthood

In last ditch effort for votes, Trump says goal of Trumpcare is to end Planned Parenthood

Trump quite literally plays politics with women’s health.<p>A photo of the House Freedom Caucus and Mike Pence went viral on Thursday, and for good …

Women's Rights

This Week in Reproductive Rights: Men worry access to birth control doesn't benefit them

With the House set to vote, maybe, eventually, on the American Health Care Act, Planned Parenthood and its patients must now brace for the …

Reproductive Rights

This is why pro-choice advocates wore costumes inspired by “The Handmaid’s Tale” to the Texas Senate

Remember when we read dystopian novels and thought, <i>“I can’t imagine living in a world like that?”</i> Me too, but that memory is fading fast — and, in …

Women's Rights

Death of Trumpcare Means Life for Women’s Health Care

The death of President Trump and Paul Ryan’s “atrocious” bill is being cheered by advocates for women’s health.<p>Today, women’s health organizations like Planned Parenthood are breathing a sigh of relief.<p>After the better part of a decade of promises and threats, the best hope Republicans had to …

Health Care

Healthcare Bill Gets Pulled: Is Planned Parenthood Safe Now?

We can all breathe a little bit easier knowing the GOP’s Trumpcare was pulled aside on Mar. 24. Obamacare is alive and well for the ‘foreseeable …

Planned Parenthood

‘Abortion: Stories Women Tell’ Is the Documentary America Needs Right Now

The voices of women who had abortions are the focus of Tracy Droz Tragos's film.

Women's News

Montana bill seeks abortion ban on 'pain-capable' fetuses

A bill seeking to ban abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy has won endorsement from the Montana Senate.<p>It is the second abortion bill wending …

Government

Data shows Planned Parenthood clinics in underserved areas

During debate on the Republican health care bill, U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., spoke passionately about the impact it will have on women’s …

Health Care

There's Only One Abortion Clinic Left in this State - Tonic

It's been 44 years since Roe v. Wade passed in the Supreme Court, granting all American women the right to abortions. The country should be used to it by now—women have agency over their bodies and lives. The end.<p>Hardly. Women's rights are now increasingly under attack. During the last six years, …

Women's Rights

Lying Doctors, the Right to Marry, and “Prenatal Nondiscrimination”: This Week in Women’s Rights

Republicans in Congress were très busy this week trying to make a health care bill comprised of as little actual health care as possible. A …

Constitutional Law

Planned Parenthood Prez: Women Will 'Lose Their Lives' with GOP Health Bill

Women will “lose their lives” with the new GOP healthcare bill, according to the president of Planned Parenthood. Never mind that her abortion giant …

Women's Rights

Bill would require state colleges to provide medical abortions

<i>State Sen. Connie Leyva (D-Chino) says her bill was inspired in part by a campaign for access to medical abortions by students at UC Berkeley. ;</i> …

College & University

I'm sure victims feel better already.

One of the more difficult quandaries for anti-choicers is the issue of rape and incest victims. Mostly because it is really hard to sound like …

Atheism

Planned Parenthood sees brief reprieve after healthcare bill yanked

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Planned Parenthood, the national health organization that would have lost federal funding under sweeping healthcare overhaul legislation, views the withdrawal of the bill on Friday as a temporary reprieve, not the end of a threat to its existence.<p>Officials of the organization - …

Health Care

Decriminalisation in the NT signals abortion is part of normal health care

The Northern Territory parliament this week passed a bill decriminalising abortion up to 24 weeks’ gestation, removing the requirement of parental …

Health Care

Study Shows Breast Cancer Rates Steadily Increasing After the UK Legalized Abortion

A new study published in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons this spring encourages more research to been done on breast cancer and …

Planned Parenthood Cartoon Draws Unborn Baby as a Dot

Planned Parenthood finally decided to “explain” abortion – by creating an animation of an unborn baby as a <i>white glob</i>. While the liberal media praised …

Planned Parenthood

Senate Speeds Through Anti-Choice Bills

In an anti-choice bill frenzy over the past week, the <b>Texas Senate</b> passed a trio of abortion-restrictive pieces of legislation with little debate. The …

Government

‘Sex and the Constitution’: Anthony Comstock and the reign of the moralists

In this, the fourth in a series of five pieces derived from my new book, “Sex and the Constitution,” I will briefly address attitudes toward contraception and abortion in the 19th century. In the 18th and early 19th centuries, there were no laws prohibiting either contraception or abortion before …

Trumpcare would force insurance companies to stop offering abortion coverage on their marketplace plans

If the American Health Care Act of 2017, the Republican party’s proposal to replace Obamacare, becomes law, many things would change in the American health care system. One would be drastically reduced access to abortion services.<p>Already, thanks to the 1977 Hyde Amendment, federal funds are barred …

Health Care

People Shared Their Abortion Stories During the 1 in 3 Campaign Speak Out Event

“Telling our stories is an act of resistance."<p>There's a lot of debate surrounding abortion. And with more and more states passing laws that make abortion harder and harder to get, it seems like that debate has been ramping up on both sides. From pro-life rallies to pro-choice protests, abortion is …

Feminism

The Latest: Kentucky's new abortion law comes under attack

The Latest on federal court hearing on Kentucky's new abortion law (all times local):<p>4:30 p.m.<p>Kentucky's new law requiring doctors to perform an …

ACLU

Students engage in a civil debate on abortion - The Maroon

Close<p>Supporters of legal access to abortion, as well as anti-abortion activists, rally outside the Supreme Court on March 2, 2016, as the Court hears …

Student Journalism

Texas bill could allow doctors to withhold information from pregnant women

This week, the Texas Senate passed a highly controversial bill that would prevent a mother from suing her doctor if she gave birth to a deformed or …

Prenatal Development

The Women We Forget When We Talk About 'Defunding' Planned Parenthood

"I probably would not have lived...had Planned Parenthood not been there."<p>In 1970, Carol Corbin was a nervous, newly sexually active 19-year-old when she went to a Planned Parenthood clinic to get birth control for the first time. Instead she left with orders to get a tumor on her ovary looked at …

Women's Rights

This Is Why Abortions Are Actually At A Historic Low

The answer seems to be widely available birth control and the rise of long-term contraception methods. Congress is deciding whether some of that that will continue.<p>Every month for the past few years, I’ve strolled into my pharmacy and out with my monthly birth control prescription without ever …

Public Health

What I would tell Gorsuch about my abortion

<b>(CNN) —</b> For a long time I didn't talk about my abortion. I wasn't ashamed of it, but it wasn't something that was discussed in polite company -- late at night with your girlfriends, but not over cocktails with your acquaintances.<p>Despite the fact that one-third of all American women will have an …

Opinion