Getting an abortion in the United States is safe and effective, generally speaking. However, state restrictions play a huge role in affecting the quality of abortion care for women, according to a new landmark study.
Public Health March 17, 2018
Brooke Fiske lost her baby after her doctor boyfriend, Sikander Imran, tricked her into drinking tea that was spiked with abortion pills. Imran is now in custody for a crime that may land him decades of imprisonment.
Medicine December 15, 2017
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration, as it looks to make the abortion pill more accessible to women. According to the ACLU, the FDA imposes 'onerous and medically unnecessary' restrictions over Mifeprex.
Medicine October 4, 2017
Texas 'wrongful birth' bill may prevent the parents from suing the doctors for withholding the information on baby abnormality especially if they feel the client may seek abortion. The proponents of the bill, however, said the measure would only seek to right the wrong.
Public Health March 9, 2017
A new survey by the Guttmacher Institute has found that in 2014, there were 14.6 abortions for every 1,000 women of childbearing age, reflecting the biggest recorded drop since abortion was legalized by a Supreme Court ruling.
Public Health January 18, 2017
Rep. Steve King's Heartbeat Bill proposes a nationwide abortion ban. How is it connected to Ohio's blocked Heartbeat Bill, and what should Americans expect from the proposal in Congress?
Public Health January 15, 2017
A Judge in the United States halted the regulation demanding the burial or cremation of fetal tissues of abortion and miscarriages. However, the supporters of the law note that funeral practices are like providing dignity to the dead fetus.
Public Health December 18, 2016
The physician’s political view, whether he is a Democratic or Republican, could be influencing the way he deals with the politicized health issues like abortion, marijuana and firearm use. Patients might have to choose doctors according to their own political views, suggest researchers.
Public Health October 4, 2016
Abortion requests in countries with local Zika transmissions increased significantly. Is the global epidemic causing more women to get abortions in countries with banned or restricted access to abortions?
Public Health June 23, 2016
South Carolina has passed a bill to ban abortion after 19 weeks of pregnancy. The said bill will hold no exceptions, including pregnancies due to rape or incest.
Public Health May 18, 2016
Abortion rates have plummeted in developed countries but have remained steady in poor nations. The findings may suggest that socio-economic status and availability of contraceptive education and tools may play a role in abortion rates.
Public Health May 12, 2016
The FDA relaxed guidelines on the use of Mifeprex. The agency extended the use of the abortion pill to 70 days of gestation, lowered the recommended dosage and reduced required visits to the doctor.
Life March 31, 2016
How do you talk about a hard-hitting topic like abortion legislation? You charm the room - or, in the case of John Oliver, you promise to reward viewers with a literal bucket of cute.
Movies/TV Shows February 22, 2016
Apple is found to be working on a glitch found on its Apple Maps algorithm. Users who now perform a search for ‘abortion’ through Siri and Apple Maps are redirected to a more comprehensive list of facilities and other clinics that offer the service.
Internet January 31, 2016
South Carolina Rep. Mia McLeod proposed a bill that would entail men a 24-hour wait, produce a partner's signed affidavit and see a sex therapist before they can purchase Viagra. The bill's goal is to highlight the difficulties South Carolina women face if they chose to get an abortion.
Life December 18, 2015
Abortion and pregnancy rates in the country hit an all-time low since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention started its tracking program. This is a much welcome change because for two decades the number of unwanted pregnancies had been on the rise.
Life December 12, 2015
Planned Parenthood has filed a lawsuit against Texas for attempting to cut the clinic's Medicaid funding. The complainants said the the state move was done under the light of political, rather than healthcare interest.
Life November 24, 2015
Texas has signed into law provisions that caused more than half of its existing abortion clinics to shut down. This made concerned women's health and civil rights groups to appeal to the Supreme Court to decide whether these provisions are putting undue burden on women who want to have abortions.
Society November 15, 2015
In line with modern medical practice wherein fetal abnormalities can be diagnosed early on, many women opt to terminate their pregnancy. However, in Australia, dissimilar laws governing abortion in various states lead scores of women to travel interstate or internationally to have legal access to abortion services.
Life October 27, 2015
Planned Parenthood announced the nonreimbursement of fetal tissue donations in all its clinics. The announcement was made in response to the 'ludicrous idea' that the nonprofit organization was trying to monetize the donation of fetal tissue.
Life October 14, 2015
The Catholic church's view often contradicts with women's health care. In the US, the American Civil Liberties Union sued a Catholic hospital for refusing an emergency abortion that could save a mother's life.
Life October 5, 2015
Bill Nye has found another topic to insert his scientific musings into: abortion. In his latest video, the Science Guy defends women's right to make decisions about their reproductive health.
Life September 29, 2015
Researchers found that adolescent mothers seeking for abortion are more likely to have had a previous pregnancy. Further pregnancies that are unwanted, unplanned and mistimed are also more common to these young women.
Life September 22, 2015
The non-profit group March for Life won a lawsuit filed against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for its failure to exempt the group from the contraceptive mandate. The antiabortion organization March for Life opposes contraception based on moral and not religious grounds, and is the reason why it was denied of exemption in the first place. Ruling judge Richard J. Leon, however, pointed out that March for Life is a pro-life group and in the sense should be exempted from the mandate.
Life September 2, 2015
Judge Patricia Parrish invalidated an Oklahoma law that required doctors to follow label instructions when prescribing abortion inducing drugs.
Life August 12, 2015
If babies can survive after just 22 weeks in the womb, it could affect abortion laws around the nation. What else did a new finding on premature babies uncover?
Life May 7, 2015
The new law, which prohibits a method considered safest for second trimester abortions, has sparked anew outrage from pro-choice advocates.
Internet Culture April 8, 2015
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has signed a bill that restricts abortions and abortion insurance. The new law also requires abortion providers to inform women that drug-induced abortion can be reversed.
Life March 31, 2015
A brain-dead pregnant woman has been taken off life support in Ireland, but what could this mean for the future of that nation?
Life December 27, 2014
A brain-dead pregnant woman in Ireland may be taken off life support, under a new ruling from that nation's High Court. What could this mean for the abortion debate on the Emerald Isle?
Life December 26, 2014
Supreme Court declines to review a lower court decision that would block an abortion law in Arizona. The issue involves the use of mifepristone, also known as RU-486, which is an abortion-inducing drug.
Life December 17, 2014
A team of researchers from the University of California San Francisco analyzed data from about 55,000 abortions and found that complications from abortion arise less often than problems from other common surgeries.
Life December 10, 2014
Teen birth rates have dropped by 57 percent in the last two decades according to the CDC. Researchers attribute a number of factors to the decline, but say the US still has one of the highest birth rates of developed countries.
Life August 20, 2014
Anti-abortion activities say their “faith in the country has been restored” after the Supreme Court struck down a Massachusetts law that prevents that from conducting “sidewalk counseling” with women who are having an abortion.
Society June 27, 2014
Some abortion clinic advocates argue that the closings will result in more women turning to illegal providers.
Life March 6, 2014
The number of women terminating pregnancy is declining and laws prohibiting abortion are not the cause.
Life February 3, 2014