roe v. wade

  • Maria Shriver calls out 'girl dads' in abortion rights fight: 'This is your revolution, too'

    The former first lady of California reminded her followers that it is OK to feel "heartbroken" and "scared" in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling.

  • Attorney who successfully argued Roe v. Wade reflects on case's 46th anniversary: One of the 'most crucial issues in American life'

    Forty-six years ago, Sarah Weddington discovered that she had successfully defended American women's right to a legal abortion at just 26 years old. She is believed to be the youngest person ever to argue a case before the Supreme Court — and win.

  • Sarah Palin slams Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for 'fumbling basic civics,' and Twitter evokes 2008

    Twitter doesn't think Sarah Palin has a right to call out a person on "basic civics" knowledge.

  • Trump's Supreme Court nominee is a threat to women's rights — here's why

    Donald Trump announced Brett Kavanaugh as his nominee to replace Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, and here's why it could spell the end of Roe v. Wade.

  • 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.

  • Roe at 44: How Abortion Funds Help Women Access Abortion Care

    Jan. 22, 2017, marks the 44th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion care in the United States. The Hyde Amendment, the 40-year-old budget rider that bans federal funds from going toward abortion care, a measure that keeps abortion from being the only — the only — medical procedure banned from Medicaid coverage. As a result, the poorest people in America are kept from having insurance coverage for a procedure that, without coverage, can cost $400 to $1,500 on average, depending at the point in gestation when the abortion is performed.

  • How, Exactly, Could Roe v. Wade Be Overturned?

    Throughout his presidential campaign, Trump promised to appoint justices to the Supreme Court who would guarantee to overturn Roe v. Wade, eliminating legal abortion nationwide. Before the election, Trump also sent a letter to the Susan B. Anthony List, an anti-choice activist group, outlining his policy commitments on reproductive rights, which included not only the nomination of justices who would overturn Roe v. Wade, but also the defunding of Planned Parenthood, the implementation of a federal 20-week abortion ban, and making the Hyde Amendment — legislation that bars the use of federal funds to pay for most abortions — into a permanent law.

  • The Horrifying Reality of Abortion Before It Was Legal in America

    Many of us have grown up in a time when we take for granted that abortion is legal. In the discussion surrounding women’s reproductive rights, what’s not being recalled is what life was like before the landmark Supreme Court ruling on Roe v. Wade legalized abortion across America in 1973.  “The problems we’re suffering right now in the political arena are because people don’t remember what the pre-Roe days were like,” David Grimes, MD, a retired ob-gyn and clinical professor at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine tells Yahoo Health.