abortion rights

  • Planned Parenthood's Dawn Laguens on Why the Fight for Abortion Rights Is Personal

    Planned Parenthood's Dawn Laguens tells Glamour her own reproductive rights story, saying we must fight to protect abortion law and Roe v. Wade.

  • Women are anonymously sharing photos of their shoes to protest Ireland's strict abortion laws

    In Ireland, women cannot obtain an abortion unless their lives are in immediate danger. Those who do undertake the procedure, including victims of rape and incest, risk facing up to 14 years in prison.

  • Women's health groups are trolling Paul Ryan after his retirement announcement

    Speaker Paul Ryan is stepping down, and Planned Parenthood — which he threatened to defund — has a final parting shot.

  • Pro-choice men get real on why they support abortion

    Sept. 26 marks the 5th anniversary of NARAL’s #MenForChoice initiative, which underscores the way men are standing up for women’s health and equality.

  • Two High Schoolers Show Support for Planned Parenthood in the Most Fashionable Way

    Two teens crafted creative dresses that support Planned Parenthood. Karolina Montes, 16, and Zoë Balestri, 17, are students at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School in the Riverdale neighborhood of the Bronx in New York City. Balestri explains that she and Montes got a grant from their school to purchase materials from Planned Parenthood, and also contacted the reproductive and sexual health care provider about their project and desire to buy materials in addition to what the school grant covered.

  • 7 States Are Quietly Moving to Restrict Abortion Access

    On Tuesday a bill passed the Illinois State House that would keep abortion legal in the state even if Roe v. Wade were to be overturned by the Supreme Court — but Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, a pro-choice Republican, has vowed to veto it. The events in Illinois today are a perfect example of just why the focus of reproductive justice advocates and supporters needs to be fixed firmly on the states. While all eyes have been focused on the White House and Congress, state legislatures across the country have been proposing and passing bills to make access to abortion care even more difficult for those in need of it.

  • Newly Sworn In Neil Gorsuch Could Impact Reproductive Rights Almost Immediately

    Neil Gorsuch has been confirmed for a seat on the Supreme Court of the United States. What will his appointment mean for women’s health and reproductive rights? How will Gorsuch’s appointment affect coming cases on women’s reproductive rights?

  • Neil Gorsuch Answers Questions on Roe v. Wade and Sex Discrimination

    Judge Neil Gorsuch, Trump’s pick for Supreme Court Justice, addressed questions about reproductive rights and sex discrimination. Sen. Chuck Grassley, the chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, asked Gorsuch whether he believed that the case of Roe v. Wade, which guaranteed the constitutional right to safe and legal abortion throughout the United States, was decided correctly.

  • What It Was Like to Have an Abortion Before Roe v. Wade

    Today, Pamela Mason is 63 years old and lives in Princeton, N.J. But in 1971, before the Supreme Court’s ruling on Roe v. Wade made abortion legal across the United States, she was a college student in Ohio facing an unintended pregnancy — and limited options. In honor of the 44th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade ruling on Sunday, Jan. 22, Mason shared her story with Yahoo Beauty on what it was like to get an abortion before Roe.