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Mississippi’s ban on abortions at 15 weeks gets shut down second time

Mississippi’s ban on abortions at 15 weeks gets shut down second time

A federal appeals court blocked Mississippi’s 15 week abortion ban on Friday, simultaneously ensuring abortion access in the state after the 15th week of pregnancy, and paving the way for further legal challenges to current federal abortion regulations. Jackson Women’s Health Organization — the only abortion clinic left in Mississippi — sued the state in…
Maine Now Lets Nurse Practitioners Perform Abortions

Maine Now Lets Nurse Practitioners Perform Abortions

Maine currently has only three clinics where women can obtain abortion care. The bill, L.D. 1261, allows non-physician health professionals to prescribe abortion medication, known as " the abortion pill," and offer in-clinic terminations. Eight other states currently have similar laws in place. Research has shown that nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, and physician assistants…
Joe Biden Still Supports A 1977 Ban On Using Federal Funds For Abortions

Joe Biden Still Supports A 1977 Ban On Using Federal Funds For Abortions

Reproductive rights advocates, even those who've endorsed Biden in the past, furiously condemned his continued support for the Hyde Amendment. "There’s no political or ideological excuse for Joe Biden’s support for the Hyde Amendment, which translates into discrimination against poor women and women of color, plain and simple. His position further endangers women and families…
The “heartbeat” bills that could ban almost all abortions, explained

The “heartbeat” bills that could ban almost all abortions, explained

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp in early May signed into law a so-called “heartbeat” bill, banning abortion as early as six weeks into pregnancy. Georgia is the fourth state to pass such a law this year alone. The bills prohibit abortion once a fetal heartbeat can be detected. But reproductive rights advocates and doctors say the…
Georgia passes 6-week ‘fetal heartbeat’ bill that bans most abortions

Georgia passes 6-week ‘fetal heartbeat’ bill that bans most abortions

The Georgia House of Representatives approved a bill that would effectively ban most abortions in the state on Friday. The bill, titled HB481, or the Living Infants Fairness and Equality (LIFE) Act, would bar women from terminating their pregnancies after a fetal heartbeat is first detected, which can be as early as around the six-week…
Abortions by mail are available now in the US. Here’s what you need to know.

Abortions by mail are available now in the US. Here’s what you need to...

With the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, the future of Roe v. Wade is looking increasingly grim. But even while the landmark law remains in place, the rollback of abortion access across the US is already well underway — and women who want to safely terminate their pregnancies face an increasing number…

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