Reproductive rights are at the center of the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case before the Supreme Court.
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The Supreme Court is considering a case that could restrict abortions. One argument is that birth control eliminates the need for abortion. But contraception doesn’t offer an easy fix.
A key change in abortion care during the pandemic was that many providers offered some or all services via telemedicine.
Pandemic-related travel restrictions and facility closures initially jeopardized access to abortions, but the pandemic has also become a catalyst for more accessible ways to deliver abortion care.
A man holds a sign that reads ‘Hands Off Roe!!!’ as abortion rights advocates and anti-abortion protesters demonstrate in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in December 2021.
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50 years ago, a noted U.S. philosopher argued that banning abortion forces women to go above and beyond to help an unborn fetus. What other individual rights are at stake if Roe v Wade is overturned?
The graffiti on the building reads, ‘The rich abort, the poor die.’
As debates about abortion heat up in the U.S. once again, we need to pay attention to the hard-fought struggles over abortion in other nations where religion plays a key role in politics and public life.
If Roe v. Wade is overturned and abortion rights are returned to the states, access to abortion will be a geographical lottery – and the poor and marginalised will suffer.
The Supreme Court appears poised to uphold a Mississippi law severely restricting abortion.
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In past rulings, the court has acknowledged that there’s a connection between the ability of women to control their reproductive lives and the economic health of the nation.
Will Justices give a green light to states to decide on abortion?
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Arguments in a case that could fundamentally alter a woman’s right to abortion were heard at the Supreme Court. Justices’ questions suggest that Roe v. Wade is on shaky ground.
Waiting for SCOTUS: pro-choice activists outside the US Supreme Court on November 1.
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The Supreme Court hears a case on Dec. 1, 2021, regarding a Mississippi abortion law that poses a legal challenge to Roe v. Wade.
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The upcoming debate at the Supreme Court is less about the existence of the right to abortion and more about how that right is limited by the emerging personhood of a fetus.
Benin’s new abortion law considers a woman’s socioeconomic situation.
Benin’s new abortion law will take a woman’s educational, professional and material situation into consideration.
Demonstrators in Austin march at the Texas State Capitol in just one of many rallies held across the U.S. to protest the state’s new abortion law.
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A Supreme Court decision in a case called Planned Parenthood v. Casey opened the door to state laws restricting availability of abortions.
As October begins, the Supreme Court opens its new term.
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The big case is about abortion, but there are other very important issues before the Supreme Court – including gun rights and government funding for religious schools.
Two women hold mock pro-life signs in what they call an ‘Abortrait room’ at the Satanic Temple’s headquarters to protest abortion laws.
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The Satanic Temple, a nontheistic group, is invoking the Religious Freedom Restoration Act to challenge Texas’ new anti-abortion law.
Banning abortion can have health consequences for pregnant people.
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Carrying a pregnancy to term is riskier than having an abortion, especially for non-Hispanic Black women.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law a bill that effectively bans abortion in the state.
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Texas lawmakers resurrected a Jim Crow-era legal maneuver, used to deny Black people the right to vote, in their new law banning most abortions.
People protest in Texas after the governor signed a bill to outlaw abortion after about six weeks of pregnancy.
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‘Heartbeat’ abortion laws like the one enacted in Texas are often based on particular Christian views, but there are many religious perspectives on abortion. What do Jewish texts say?
Science can observe these various phases of fetal development but cannot determine when human life begins.
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Some people seeking to influence public opinion about abortion rights claim the science is clear. It’s not, and that means abortion remains a political question – not a biological one.
Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole speaks to the media in Fredericton, N.B.
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Legislating a woman’s right to timely access to abortions, rather than simply ensuring she’s not punished for having one, is the first step to striking the balance between physician and women’s rights.
Telemedical consultations can make abortion more accessible, more comfortable, and less expensive for users.
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Telemedical abortions are safe and ensure access for all those who may need treatment.
Time for a new slogan?
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The abortion rights debate has moved on from freedom to choose – it is now about having available options, a bioethicist writes.