Protesters cheer during a Planned Parenthood rally in support of abortion access outside the Supreme Court on April 15, 2023, in Washington.
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By offering abortion care benefits and policies, employers can serve as a “firewall” to protect against harmful legislation — but only if these benefits are easily accessible and de-stigmatized.
The range of reproductive health care available to women depends significantly on the state they live in.
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Abortion bans and restrictions have numerous downstream effects on health care. For instance, medical students in states where those laws exist will not receive training for some standard procedures.
Anti-abortion activists gather outside the Supreme Court building on April 15, 2023.
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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.
When people who are split on abortion speak directly with each other, various good outcomes – including policy change – can happen.
When ideological enemies talk across their great divides, something good can happen – it reduces stereotypes and inflammatory language directed at people who don’t agree on the abortion rights issue.
There’s an interesting evolutionary benefit for some women if the consequences of casual sex are high.
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Some reasons people oppose abortion seem to be at odds with other positions they hold. Evolutionary social science points to a surprising motivation for anti-abortion attitudes.
A sign reads ‘I’m on your side’ outside the Hope Medical Group for Women in Shreveport, La., in April 2022.
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Abortion funds, which help people who cannot afford the procedure, are facing new kinds of pressures, including potential legal risks and a rising client demand that exceeds their capabilities.
The concept of body ownership shows how the Supreme Court’s decision affects every woman, whether they can get pregnant or not.
Abortion-rights activists draw on the sidewalk in Washington on June 24 following U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade ending constitutional protection for abortion.
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There will no doubt be escalating rhetoric from anti-choice politicians in the wake of the fall of Roe v Wade. An abortion care provider says now is the time to improve abortion access in Canada.
People protesting Poland’s near-total abortion ban.
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An expert explains how reproductive rights are changing globally.
Temporary security fencing surrounds the U.S. Supreme Court building, ahead of its decision on abortion.
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State supreme courts have a relatively low profile in the US. That’s going to change now that they will be under political pressure to decide whether abortion is protected in state constitutions.
A protester shouts at people taking part in the March for Life on Parliament Hill in Ottawa in May, 2022.
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Roe v. Wade demonstrates that reproductive rights are fragile, often insufficient and in need of protection everywhere.
The death of Savita Halappanavar in an Irish hospital in 2012 after she was denied an abortion during a miscarriage caused outrage across Ireland.
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In 1983, a constitutional referendum outlawed abortion in Ireland. In 2018, another referendum repealed the ban and legalized abortion during the first trimester of pregnancy. What happened?
Anti-abortion protesters use bullhorns to counter abortion rights advocates outside the Supreme Court on May 3, 2022.
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25 states aren’t expected to ban abortion if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. But limits on abortion in these places, too, make it an uncertain refuge for people seeking abortions elsewhere.
We need more health workers and public hospitals to provide abortions, a common and essential health service.
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The end of Roe v. Wade would dramatically impact reproductive rights in the US. It would also likely have symbolic consequences globally.
Removing ultrasound and pelvic exam requirements for medication abortion could help expand access to care.
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During the pandemic, health care providers began prescribing abortion pills without requiring in-person exams. This practice could help people access the care they need when abortion rights are in limbo.
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.
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.
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.