A parliamentary inquiry recommends all Australian public hospitals provide abortions or timely and affordable pathways to other local providers. Why don’t hospitals already do this?
Our research suggests that remote consultations can offer appropriate safeguarding and improve access to abortion.
The 1873 Comstock Act makes it a crime to mail abortion drugs or medicine – raising legal questions about the law’s potential revival and influence over nationwide abortion laws.
As the government’s oldest consumer protection agency, the FDA has long butted up against drugmakers, activists and politicians. But undermining its work could be harmful to patient health and safety.
Mifepristone’s safety in medication abortions has been well established over more than two decades, but legal wrangling leaves the future of the drug hanging in the balance.
When Justin Trudeau raised the issue of rape victims during a recent argument with an anti-abortionist, he inadvertently suggested there are acceptable and unacceptable reasons to abort.
The Supreme Court’s ruling on mifepristone keeps the drug accessible for now, but its future is still in limbo.
Many people wonder how courts can rule in contradictory ways. But it happens relatively frequently.
The increase in abortion restrictions may also lead to a decline in access to emergency contraceptives.
If the ruling to reverse the use of mifepristone stands, it will not only severely restrict abortion access for women throughout the US – it will have far-reaching effects on health care.
Since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, most abortion policy has been settled by states. Now, citizen-crafted constitutional amendments may be the abortion battleground of the future.
British Columbia’s move to provide free contraceptives is a positive step that fully embraces sexual and reproductive health and rights for everyone in post-Roe North America.
Mexico abortion referral networks are assisting American citizens and undocumented migrants seeking abortions. The model could provide inspiration for similar networks at the Canada-U.S. border.
Despite Australia spending so much money on prisons, incarcerated women’s reproductive health care is lacking to the point of being degrading.
A rash of pending lawsuits raises questions about the FDA’s approval of mifepristone two decades ago, whether the drug can be legally mailed and the constitutional right to interstate commerce.
Looking at the underlying philosophical and moral questions involved in abortion debates can help explain why it’s such an intensely divisive issue.
The FDA’s allowance for pharmacies to dispense mifepristone will broaden access to the two-pill mifepristone-misoprostol regimen of medication abortion, which is 95% to 98% effective.
Systemic large scale forced abortions in Nigeria’s north-east are a new development.
Crowdfunding campaigns are well-intentioned and have done a great deal of good on the abortion rights front, but there are less compromised venues for support available.
Abortion referendums in such states as California and Kentucky provide a way to protect abortion rights at the state level – but voting limitations could undermine the power of the ballot box.