Abortion rights supporters celebrate Issue 1 passing in Ohio on Nov. 7, 2023.
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The new constitutional amendment to protect the right to abortion in Ohio − as well as other wins for Democrats − shows the importance of ballot initiatives and focusing on abortion in elections.
Roman Catholic nuns pray with anti-abortion activists across the street from a Planned Parenthood clinic in New York in September 2023.
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An analysis of anti-abortion rights groups in the US shows that while some specifically turn to Christianity to explain their positions, others are looking at broader, human rights arguments.
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.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau engages in an argument with an anti-abortionist at the University of Manitoba that garnered international attention. But was it the right response?
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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.
A goal of the Texas plaintiffs was to stop the practice of sending abortion medication by mail.
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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.
British Columbia’s move to provide free contraception is an act of defending and upholding reproductive rights and freedoms.
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.
Members of the National American Woman Suffrage Association participate in a 1910 parade in Washington, D.C.
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The women’s rights movement in the 1800s did not openly support legalizing abortion or birth control. But the reasons why are complex.
A plane ticket and hotel stay are not the only costs to consider when traveling to get an abortion.
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For many who must travel to get an abortion, the financial burden of the trip can be overwhelming.
Without full access to reproductive health care, traumatic birth experiences will undoubtedly rise.
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Escalating legal restrictions throughout the US might mean an increase in mental health disorders for those who are denied an abortion.
When abortion care is restricted, demand for abortion pills goes up.
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Abortion pills are available online, and many of them are safe. But not all sites have been properly vetted for legitimacy.
Activist Jason Hershey reads from a Bible as he protests in front of the U.S. Supreme Court with the anti-abortion group Bound for Life in 2005 in Washington, D.C.
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Faith can inform opinions about abortion on both sides of the political debate, but the Bible itself says nothing directly about the topic, a biblical scholar explains.
People take part in the March for Life on Parliament Hill in Ottawa in May 2022.
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Differing U.S. and Canadian political and judicial systems offer Canada protections against outlawing abortion here. But there’s still a lot of work to be done to ensure reproductive justice.
Participants on a Women’s March rally in front of San Francisco’s City Hall in 2019.
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From protest marches and fundraising to parliamentary petitions and talking with friends, there are many ways to make your voice heard.
Abortion rights activists demonstrate outside Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s home in Maryland on May 18, 2022.
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Americans have long said they generally support abortion rights, but understanding specific breakdowns of opinion across demographics, and the history of abortion beliefs, is also important.
If Roe v. Wade is overturned, more people could find themselves needing a third-trimester abortion.
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The reasons why people may seek out late-term abortions are complex and are often based on new medical information and delays caused by state policies.
People gather to protest COVID-19 vaccine mandates and masking measures during a rally in Kingston, Ont., in November 2021. A woman carries a sign using an abortion rights slogan.
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Appropriating slogans associated with other causes creates false equivalencies and causes confusion.
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.
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.