abortion

  • The woman behind 'Roe vs. Wade' didn't change her mind on abortion. She was paid

    Norma McCorvey, also known as 'Jane Roe,' says she was paid to be an antiabortion activist in a new documentary filmed before her death.

  • Texas, Ohio suspend abortions citing coronavirus fight

    Texas and Ohio have ordered doctors to suspend carrying out abortions and all other non-urgent surgery as part of the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Abortion rights activists criticized the moves as an ideological maneuver and said abortions are not procedures that can simply be put on hold. Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued the order Saturday mandating a halt to all surgery that is not "immediately medically necessary" so as to free up hospital beds for coronavirus patients and medical equipment for health care professionals taking care of them.

  • Alabama lawmaker responds to abortion ban with mandatory vasectomy bill: 'It always takes two to tango'

    House Bill 238, introduced on Thursday by Rep. Rolanda Hollis, notes, “Under existing law, there are no restrictions on the reproductive rights of men.”

  • Most women feel relief and happiness after having an abortion, study finds

    Ninety-nine percent of women felt that getting an abortion was the right decision, according to a new study from the University of California San Francisco.

  • Judge Blocks Alabama Abortion Law From Going Into Effect

    The Human Life Protection Act seeks to outlaw abortion in nearly all cases.

  • Meghan McCain praises her husband in Ben Shapiro interview: 'Conservative men have better family values'

    McCain said conservatives take dating more "seriously" and recounted calling abortion "abhorrent" on her first date with husband Ben Domenech.

  • Sidestepping Texas Law, Austin Becomes First U.S. City To Fund Abortion Support Services

    It's illegal in Texas to use public funds to pay abortion providers, so Austin is funding easier access to abortion care instead.

  • What Planned Parenthood's exit from federal Title X funding means: 'Vulnerable people will suffer the most'

    While anti-abortionists hailed Planned Parenthood's withdrawal from the Title X program as a "long-awaited victory," four million underprivileged Americans will now have little to no access to affordable reproductive health care.

  • This Abortion Drug Is Safe And Effective. Why Can’t You Buy It In A Pharmacy?

    A groundbreaking study is underway that could change how U.S. patients access abortion.

  • The internet goes crazy after Leana Wen ousted from Planned Parenthood: ‘This is a monumental loss’

    Conservative pundits took the news as an opportunity to poke fun at Planned Parenthood and criticize the organization's work to protect reproductive rights.

  • Woman charged with manslaughter after she is shot in the stomach while pregnant

    Marshae Jones was charged with manslaughter, even though she didn’t fire the gun that killed her unborn child.

  • Jay Inslee Bragged About His Support For Reproductive Rights. Amy Klobuchar Wasn't Having It.

    One of the most intense moments of the first 2020 Democratic debate in Miami on Wednesday came early on, when Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee basically bragged that he was the only lawmaker on stage who has signed a law protecting a woman’s right to choose an abortion. "I am the only candidate here who has passed a law protecting a woman’s right of reproductive health, and health insurance,” he said. "And I respect everybody's goals and plans here. But we do have one candidate that's actually advanced the ball."Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar begged to differ."There’s three women up here who have fought pretty hard for a woman’s right to choose," she said. Klobuchar added that all of the Democrats on stage agree that women should have full control of their reproductive healthcare.Klobuchar, the "senator next door" who has been dogged by complaints from her former staff, is right: All of the 25 Democrats running for president have vocalized support for the legal right to get an abortion. This is important as we're seeing a startling uptick in the passing of blatantly unconstitutional abortion bans, like those in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Ohio.However, there are differences between the candidates. There is a lot more to protecting abortion rights than simply keeping the procedure legal; if a woman can't access the procedure due to barriers like cost, inability to find a provider, or a bevy of other onerous restrictions, that can add up to make actually getting the procedure insurmountable. And reproductive healthcare is not just an issue that affects people who identify as women. At Wednesday's debate, Julián Castro, who served in the Obama administration before his 2020 presidential run, was quick to say that he would appoint federal judges who understand Roe v. Wade, while adding that access to abortion concerns not only women, but transgender men and non-binary people as well.Sen. Elizabeth Warren was able to squeeze in that she supports codifying access to abortion in federal statute, a nod to her broader plan to protect reproductive rights and access, including the Women's Health Protection Act.Gov. Inslee was referring to his signing of a measure that requires all health insurers in Washington state to cover abortion services as well as maternity care, which is an example of one way to remove certain barriers to access. But unfortunately, the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits federal funds for abortion services, preventing low-income women who depend on Medicaid for their health insurance from easily accessing abortion services, did not come up. Here's hoping Thursday night's debate moderators bring it up, especially since former Vice President Joe Biden, who has flip-flopped on the issue, will be front-and-center.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?What You Need To Know About The 2020 Candidates' Plans To Fight Gun ViolenceTulsi Gabbard Didn’t Get Enough Time At The Debate — Is That Why Everyone Is Googling Her?Elizabeth Warren & Julián Castro Refused To Battle Each Other In The Debate. It Paid Off.

  • A British judge dismissed 'society’s views' and ordered an abortion for a woman with learning disorder

    A judge in the United Kingdom authorized doctors to perform the abortion saying she had to act in the woman's "best interests."

  • All-Male City Council In Texas Town Votes To Ban Abortions

    The council declared Waskom a "sanctuary city for the unborn." It's reportedly the first Texas city to pass such an ordinance.

  • Elizabeth Warren says ban on federal funding for abortion has been 'wrong for a long time': 'It's just discrimination'

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren spoke at a recent MSNBC town hall and said she feels fellow presidential hopeful Joe Biden is wrong in his opposition of overturning a ban on federal funding for abortion.

  • Miley Cyrus Takes a Stand for Reproductive Rights With Marc Jacobs

    In the wake of abortion bans, the superstar and designer are collaborating with Planned Parenthood.

  • Nikki Haley: Backers Of Abortion Rights Are Forcing Their Values On America

    The former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said that "women are expected to support choice simply because we're women."

  • I'm An Alabama State Senator & Here's How I'm Fighting Against The Abortion Ban

    Right now, my Republican colleagues have their sights set on political gains — and they don't seem to care that our constituents have become collateral damage in their agenda to dismantle reproductive rights. Two weeks ago, we saw the nation’s most restrictive and severe anti-choice legislation — Alabama’s HB314 — signed into law with the intention to criminalize abortion in our state and ultimately gut or overturn Roe v. Wade. Alabama’s anti-choice politicians, in their quest to bring a case before the U.S. Supreme Court, have shown their blatant disregard for the effects legislation like HB314 will have on Alabamians.

  • Progressive Christian church goes viral for inclusive signs: 'End Islamophobia'

    Rev. Adam Ericksen found an eye-catching way to encourage people to attend church.

  • Disney Likely To Stop Filming In Georgia Over Anti-Abortion Bill, Says Bob Iger

    The Walt Disney Company CEO said it would be "very difficult" for the media giant to keep filming in Georgia if the "heartbeat" abortion bill is implemented.