The Supreme Court decided on Tuesday that it’s more important to protect anti-abortion health centers than pregnant women.
Diane Foley, a Christian anti-choice activist who believes monogamy is scientifically correct, is now in charge of Title X funding, which administers federal grants for family planning services. Foley, recently named to oversee the Office of Population affairs, has shown to be particularly adept at rewriting mission…
Brittany Walters, tethered by an IV tube and fetal heart monitor, fidgeted in her bed at Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg, West Virginia. She was craving Chinese food as she waited nearly five hours for a Cesarean section. This was baby number six for the 28-year-old single, unemployed mother.
Several lawmakers have joined women’s health, immigration, and human rights advocates in calling for the resignation or firing of Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) Director Scott Lloyd.
The government already has lost one case for trying to block an undocumented teenager in federal custody from having an abortion. Now, officials are under fire again for the same rights violations, including forcing immigrants in custody who want an abortion to attend right–wing, religious, anti–abortion “counseling.”
On Wednesday morning, an undocumented 17-year-old immigrant known publicly as simply “Jane Doe” had an abortion. This shouldn’t be news, but it ended a massive effort by Trump administration officials to block the girl from carrying out a procedure that she is legally and constitutionally entitled to undergo.
On Tuesday afternoon, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District Of Columbia Circuit ruled 6-3 that an undocumented teenage immigrant currently being held in federal custody must be allowed to proceed with her planned abortion, despite efforts by the Trump administration to block the procedure.
For the second time in two days, Republican lawmakers in Texas have been handed a legal defeat. The first, an injunction against the state’s sanctuary city ban, was followed by another injunction against the state’s new anti-abortion law that effectively prohibits second-trimester abortions.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill into law on Tuesday forcing the state’s women to pay more for health insurance if they want abortions to be covered. The bill’s opponents have dubbed it “rape insurance” because it contains no exceptions for rape, incest, or fetal abnormality.
In 2011, María Teresa Rivera was arrested in El Salvador. She was accused of having an abortion and sentenced to 40 years in prison on the charge of “aggravated homicide.” Rivera claims she had a miscarriage and did not even know she was pregnant. Attorneys were able to free her, but not before she served four and a…
The American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Reproductive Rights have won the latest round of a court battle to block four new restrictions on abortions in the state of Arkansas.
On Wednesday morning, the president announced that his administration would ban trans people from serving in the military “in any capacity.”
For years, Republican lawmakers in Texas have argued that defunding family planning services and Planned Parenthood was necessary to reduce the number of “immoral” abortions being performed in the state. But a new study shows exactly the opposite is true, and the justification for those funding cuts is based on a…
You might not know this, since it doesn’t appear anywhere on the medication itself, but the morning-after pill doesn’t necessarily work for women over 176 pounds.
Pro-choice advocates descended on the Texas State Capitol on Tuesday dressed as the women from Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale in a powerful demonstration of opposition to the state’s many abortion restrictions.
For more than a year, there’s been a pioneering effort underway by students at UC Berkeley to dramatically broaden the access that women on campus have to abortion.