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Get Into It Over
Apr 24, 2023 12:30 AM CDT
Lindsey Graham, CNN Host Get Into It Over Abortion Pill
Graham interrupts Dana Bash, accuses her of 'covering for these guys'
- Lindsey Graham and CNN journalist Dana Bash had a bit of a sparring match over the abortion pill battle when Graham appeared on CNN's
State of the Union
on Sunday. Asked by Bash, who co-hosts the show, whether abortion is a federal or state issue, the senator responded, "...
Supreme Court Keeps
Apr 21, 2023 5:58 PM CDT
Supreme Court Keeps Mifepristone Available
Thomas, Alito dissent on blocking ruling against abortion pill during appeal
- The Supreme Court on Friday preserved for now women's access to a drug used in the most common method of abortion, rejecting lower-court restrictions while the legal battle continues. The justices granted emergency requests from the Biden administration and Danco Laboratories, maker of mifepristone, the AP reports. They are...
Fate Uncertain as
Judges Face Off
Apr 8, 2023 5:30 AM CDT
Abortion Pill's Fate Uncertain as Judges Face Off
Texas' Kacsmaryk orders hold on mifepristone access, Washington's Rice orders the opposite
- Access to the most commonly used method of abortion in the US plunged into uncertainty Friday following conflicting court rulings over the legality of the abortion medication mifepristone that has been widely available for more than 20 years. For now, the drug that the Food and Drug Administration approved in...
Judge Hears Case
That Could Block
Use of Abortion Pill
Mar 15, 2023 7:50 PM CDT
Judge Hears Case That Could Block Use of Abortion Pill
Texas judge had questions about court's 'sweeping authority' on mifepristone
- A conservative judge in Texas raised questions Wednesday about a Christian group's effort to overturn federal regulators' decades-old approval of a leading abortion drug, in a case that could threaten the country's most common method to end pregnancies. Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk heard more than four hours of debate...
Suit: My Ex's Friends Helped
Her Get Abortion Pills
Mar 11, 2023 7:45 AM CST
Suit: My Ex's Friends Helped Her Get Abortion Pills
Marcus Silva filed his complaint against 3 women in Texas, where a near-total abortion ban is in place
- Just days ago, five women sued the state of Texas, claiming they were denied abortions, despite the fact there was a deadly risk to them and their fetuses. Now, another abortion complaint in the Lone Star State, but this time in the other direction. A man is suing three women,...
Texas Suit Could Lead
to 'Backdoor Ban on Abortion'
Feb 11, 2023 8:30 AM CST
Texas Suit Could Lead to 'Backdoor Ban on Abortion'
Complaint, which seeks to reverse longtime FDA OK, could halt all sales of mifepristone pills
- A Texas lawsuit with a key deadline this month could threaten the nationwide availability of medication abortion, which now accounts for the majority of abortions in the US. The case filed by abortion opponents who helped challenge Roe v. Wade seeks to reverse a decades-old approval by the Food and...
Jan 21, 2023 6:30 AM CST
Women Buying Abortion Pills Online Have Another Worry
ProPublica finds that pharmacies are sharing data that could wind up in hands of prosecutors
- Third-party trackers are a common nuisance for anyone who buys something online. But a ProPublica investigation has found that women who buy abortion pills on the internet face the possibility of more than a nuisance—they might get prosecuted. The outlet discovered that at least nine online pharmacies that sell...
State's AG Wants to Go After
Women Who Take Abortion Pills
Jan 11, 2023 8:51 AM CST
State's AG Wants to Go After Women Who Take Abortion Pills
Despite an Alabama law protecting them, thanks to an older law on chemical endangerment of kids
- Last week, the Food and Drug Administration shifted its rules to allow pharmacies to dispense both mifepristone and misoprostol, drugs used for medication abortions. In theory, women who take advantage of this change and use the drugs for an abortion wouldn't have to fear prosecution under Alabama's new...
For Those Seeking Abortion,
This Is a 'Game Changer'
Jan 4, 2023 7:41 AM CST
For Those Seeking Abortion, This Is a 'Game Changer'
FDA finalizes rule change allowing certified pharmacies to dispense abortion pill mifepristone
- The FDA on Tuesday approved a rule change allowing retail pharmacies to dispense the abortion pill mifepristone—providing more options for residents of states where abortion pills are allowed and for those able to travel out of states where abortion is restricted. The Biden administration broadened access to the drug...
Wife Alleges Husband Put
Abortion Drug in Her Water
Nov 11, 2022 7:16 AM CST
Wife Alleges Husband Put Abortion Drug in Her Water
Texas lawyer Mason Herring charged with two felony counts
- A Texas grand jury has indicted a husband accused of slipping a medicine used for abortions into his wife's drinks in hopes that it would end her pregnancy. Mason Herring, a 38-year-old Houston attorney, was indicted on two felony counts, including assault of a pregnant person, under charges handed...
College Puts 'Stake in the
Ground' on Abortion Access
Oct 7, 2022 11:35 AM CDT
College Puts 'Stake in the Ground' on Abortion Access
Private women's college Barnard will offer abortion pills to students beginning Sept. 2023
- Barnard College says it will begin offering abortion pills to its students beginning in September 2023. The private women's college in Manhattan, which operates in partnership with Columbia University, made the announcement Thursday, saying it was preparing in case roadblocks were erected to abortion access in New York. "...
Arizona Clinic Comes Up With
Abortion Pill Workaround
Oct 4, 2022 3:00 AM CDT
Arizona Clinic Comes Up With Abortion Pill Workaround
Patients can get pill via telehealth appointment with California doctor, have it mailed to border
- A Phoenix abortion clinic has come up with a way for patients who can end their pregnancy using a pill to get the medication quickly without running afoul of a resurrected Arizona law that bans most abortions. Under the arrangement that began Monday, patients will have an ultrasound in Arizona,...
Chain to Verify Prescription
Isn't Intended to End Pregnancy
Jul 21, 2022 6:25 PM CDT
Chain to Verify Prescription Isn't Intended to End Pregnancy
CVS says new state laws are the reason
- CVS Health is asking pharmacists in some states to verify that a few of the prescriptions they provide will not be used to end a pregnancy. A spokesman said Thursday that the drugstore chain recently started doing this for methotrexate and misoprostol, two drugs used in medication abortions but also...
Jun 25, 2022 12:15 PM CDT
Garland Warns States About Abortion Pills
Experts say it's unclear whose policy would prevail, so the courts may decide
- Despite the Supreme Court's decision on abortion rights, Attorney General Merrick Garland has told the states the Department of Justice will "work tirelessly to protect and advance reproductive freedom," starting with preserving access to abortion pills. Garland noted in a statement Friday, issued after the court's...
Japan Accused of Being in
'Middle Ages' on Abortion Move
May 31, 2022 8:28 AM CDT
Japan Accused of Being in 'Middle Ages' on Abortion Move
Abortion pill set to be approved soon, but a woman will reportedly need partner's consent to get it
- Japan is said to be on the cusp of approving the abortion pill later this year, with an application from pharma firm Linepharma up for approval there. There'll be a major "but," however, tacked onto the law, one which has women's reproductive rights activists up in...
Missouri Proposal Could Signal
New Anti-Abortion Strategy
Mar 9, 2022 8:01 AM CST
Missouri Proposal Could Signal New Anti-Abortion Strategy
It seeks to ban out-of-state abortions with enforcement by private citizens
- It's not only in Texas that women are getting around a strict abortion law by traveling out of state or buying abortion pills online. The same thing is playing out in states including Missouri, which passed a law in 2019 making abortion illegal after eight weeks of pregnancy including...
Majority of US Abortions
Now Carried Out via Pill
Feb 27, 2022 5:45 PM CST
Majority of US Abortions Now Carried Out via Pill
The method overtook surgical abortions in 2020, per a new report
- More than half of US abortions are now done with pills rather than surgery, an upward trend that spiked during the pandemic with the increase in telemedicine, a report released Thursday shows. In 2020, pills accounted for 54% of all US abortions, up from roughly 44% in 2019. The preliminary...
Restricting Abortion Pills
Dec 3, 2021 1:55 PM CST
Texas Begins Restricting Abortion Pills
Abortion providers blocked from supplying pills to women after 7 weeks of pregnancy
- Texas is again limiting abortion access with a new law restricting access to abortion pills—"the most common abortion method in Texas," per the
. SB4, which took effect Thursday after passing the state Senate in September, prohibits abortion providers from supplying abortion-inducing medication to a patient...
Supreme Court: No More
Abortion Pill by Mail
Jan 13, 2021 12:07 AM CST
Supreme Court: No More Abortion Pill by Mail
Justices say women must obtain mifepristone in person despite coronavirus pandemic
- The Supreme Court ordered Tuesday that women must visit a doctor's office, hospital, or clinic in person to obtain an abortion pill during the COVID-19 pandemic, though similar rules for other drugs have been suspended during the public health emergency. Eight days before President Trump leaves office, the justices...
Judge OKs Sending Abortion
Pill via Mail During Pandemic
Jul 14, 2020 12:21 AM CDT
Judge OKs Sending Abortion Pill via Mail During Pandemic
Judge agrees that the rule requiring an in-person visit is not OK at this time
- A federal judge agreed Monday to suspend a rule that requires women during the COVID-19 pandemic to visit a hospital, clinic, or medical office to obtain an abortion pill. US District Judge Theodore Chuang in Maryland concluded that the “in-person requirements” for patients seeking medication abortion care impose a...
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