Abortion rights advocates. (Photo by Astrid Riecken/Getty Images).

Small, rural communities have become abortion access battlegrounds

BY: - May 24, 2023

Extreme variations in abortion policy from state to state are the new normal, and local challenges are 'what we’re in for,' a Temple University legal scholar said.

Appeals court judges embrace anti-abortion speculation

BY: and - May 21, 2023

Mifepristone remains legal and on the market as the case winds its way through the legal system.

Pa.’s Rep. Scanlon: ‘No place’ for threats, violence no matter where you stand on abortion access

BY: - May 19, 2023

WASHINGTON — Republicans at a U.S. House hearing aired frustration with the Department of Justice this week for what they contended is a lack of enforcement of a Clinton-era law that protects access to reproductive health care at anti-abortion pregnancy centers and abortion clinics. GOP lawmakers on the House Judiciary Committee expressed anger the Federal […]

U.S. District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk, of Texas, sided with the conservative Christian legal advocacy group, Alliance Defending Freedom, and issued an injunction on the Federal Drug Administration's 2000 approval of mifepristone(Phil Walter/Getty Images).

Arguments on landmark abortion pill case to be heard Wednesday in appeals court

BY: - May 16, 2023

It's the the next step on a path that will likely end at the U.S. Supreme Court.

An ultrasound image of Jennifer Adkins’ 12-week-old fetus that was diagnosed with Turner syndrome and hydrops fetalis, two defects that are often fatal to the fetus and dangerous for the pregnant person to carry. Adkins had to seek an abortion in Oregon because, like 13 other states across the country, Idaho has a near-total ban on abortions without exceptions provided to preserve the health of the pregnant person. (Courtesy of Jennifer Adkins)

Post-Roe abortion bans force pregnant people with life-threatening complications to travel

BY: - May 10, 2023

Idaho woman traveled to Oregon to terminate pregnancy with fatal fetal anomalies.   

Woman holds tablet and glass of water. Female going to take tablet from headache or painkiller or abortion pill medication drinking clear water from glass.

Congressional Democrats urge reversal of district court ruling on mifepristone

BY: - May 2, 2023

Lawmakers argued that a federal judge's ruling poses a health risk to pregnant patients if they are denied access to mifepristone. 

Woman holds tablet and glass of water. Female going to take tablet from headache or painkiller or abortion pill medication drinking clear water from glass.

Anti-abortion legal strategy revives Comstock moral purity laws of late 1800s

BY: - April 29, 2023

The act was weakened in the 20th century after a pivotal U.S. Supreme Court ruling,1965’s Griswold v. Connecticut, which found the state law banning contraception was unconstitutional and violated the right to privacy, according to legal experts. Six years later, Congress removed restrictions on contraception and birth-control information from the act, wrote Joanna L. Grossman, a Southern Methodist University law professor, and Lawrence M. Friedman, a Stanford Law School professor. 

With federal and state laws changing and litigation unresolved, the Abortion Defense Network helps patients, their loved ones, providers and support groups with free legal advice, pro bono representation, and help paying legal expenses. (Getty Images)

Abortion-rights attorneys help patients and providers navigate legal chaos 

BY: - April 21, 2023

A lot of the questions that helpline attorneys are fielding these days are about the legal risks of seeing a health provider at all, one advocate said.

U.S. Supreme Court holds off on abortion pill ruling until midnight Friday

BY: - April 19, 2023

This is the second short-term stay from Alito. The first, issued on Friday, April 14, was set to expire Wednesday at midnight. 

The new regulation is part of the Murphy administration's push to expand access to abortion in the wake of the Supreme Court's Dodd decision. (Dana DiFilippo | New Jersey Monitor).

State battles over abortion are leading to state constitutional amendments | Analysis

BY: - April 16, 2023

It's an option in all states and available directly to citizens in 18 states.

How to make a state abortion ban go national

BY: - April 14, 2023

For Idaho activists step one was getting their AG on board.

The FDA approved mifepristone under the brand-name Mifeprex in 2000, and an abortion-drug regimen that has seen few deaths and a low rate of adverse events in more than two decades of use.  (Peter Dazeley/GettyImages)

Appeals court rules that abortion pill can stay on the market, but limits access

BY: - April 13, 2023

An appeals court in New Orleans late Wednesday partly blocked a judge’s order that would have overturned federal approval of the abortion pill — which means the pill remains available across the nation for now.