"And Just Like That's" Approach To Abortion Has Sparked Backlash As Fans Pointed Out Its Unplanned Pregnancy Storyline Is Less Progressive Than A 20-Year-Old Episode Of "Sex And The City"
"This was a perfect opportunity to show a woman making a thoughtful life choice about whether to carry a pregnancy or not."
The Supreme Court on Wednesday briefly extended an existing order, temporarily preventing restrictions on the abortion drug mifepristone from going into effect.
Abortion Access Could Be Blocked In Much Of The South After Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Signed Into Law A Six-Week Ban
Whether the six-week ban goes into effect will depend on how the state Supreme Court rules on a challenge to the existing 15-week ban.
An appeals court has ruled that mifepristone will stay on the market — with significant restrictions — while the various legal cases about it continue to be argued.
U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland said that the DOJ “strongly disagrees with the decision" of a Texas judge to invalidate FDA approval of mifepristone.
Mifepristone is used in abortions — including medical abortions and treatments for miscarriages — but conflicting opinions issued by two federal judges could mean the Supreme Court may need to step in to determine whether people will still have access to the drug, which was approved by the FDA more than 20 years ago.
Two Federal Judges Have Issued Conflicting Opinions On The FDA’s Approval Of A Medication Abortion Pill, Setting The Stage For A Supreme Court Battle
It wasn’t immediately clear what the dueling opinions will mean for access to medication abortion. The conflict “almost guarantees that the Supreme Court will have to step in immediately,” one expert told BuzzFeed News.
Wisconsin Voters Delivered A Huge Victory For Abortion Access And Voting Rights With Their State Supreme Court Justice Pick
The race, which was seen as a referendum on abortion rights in Wisconsin, drew national attention and a huge swell of activist organizing, especially among young voters.
“If you are a pro-life voter, you have waited your entire life for this chance; if you are a pro-choice voter, you are confronted by the possibility of losing essentially all rights to abortion in the state.”
The new ban, which prohibits any prescription, distribution, or use of medication abortion, carries a penalty of up to six months’ imprisonment and a fine of up to $9,000.
Judge Matthew J. Kacsmaryk heard arguments in the case after attempting to keep the hearing under wraps to avoid protests.
In the lawsuit, the man compared his ex-wife’s friend allegedly offering her home as a place to recuperate during the abortion to using “her residence for the murder.”
Texas Is Being Sued By Five Women Who Say They Couldn’t Get An Abortion Though Their Lives Were At Risk
“I love Texas, and it kills me that my own state does not seem to care if I live or die.”
The “Special Treatment” Supreme Court Justices Got During The Leak Investigation Should Be Investigated, A Group Told Congress
The justices didn’t have to sign affidavits denying the leak, but their staff did. Congress is being urged to investigate why.
"The damage to the health center is extensive, and we are estimating it cost over $1M to rebuild," Planned Parenthood of Illinois said.
The pair allegedly targeted three so-called pregnancy help centers that offer abortion alternatives that include counseling, pregnancy testing, and ultrasounds.
Sunday’s annual Women’s March aimed to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade and draw attention to state elections that will determine the future of abortion rights.
Unlike Their Staff, The Supreme Court Justices Didn't Have To Sign Affidavits Swearing They Didn’t Leak The Draft Abortion Decision
Rules for thee, but not for me.
Investigators probing the leak of the draft opinion last May have not been able to identify with certainty any one suspect among the court’s almost 100 employees.
You still need a prescription, but you don’t have to see a healthcare provider in person to get one.
Abortion Rights Were Decimated Across The US In 2022, But These People Showed The Fight For Access Isn’t Over
Lawyers, activists, and voters stood up for abortion rights even as access crumbled in the US this year.
“We’ve grown up in unprecedented circumstances from economic turmoil to the pandemic, to climate change, to school shootings.”
Pro–abortion rights campaigners weren’t surprised that voters turned out in big numbers to support the issue. Some are already getting ready for the next fight.
Wisconsin Voters Have Reelected A Governor And Attorney General Who Support Abortion Rights And Say They Won’t Enforce A Near-Total Abortion Ban
Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul have pledged not to enforce the state’s near-total abortion ban, which took effect after Roe v. Wade was overturned.
Voters Turned Out To Protect Abortion Rights In Michigan, California, And Kentucky, Just Months After Roe Was Overturned
“This is a really big step in preventing any more degradation of democracy,” a Michigan woman who voted in favor of the amendment told BuzzFeed News.
The race for governor is critical to determining the future of abortion access in Pennsylvania.
Polls had shown Kemp leading Abrams in the run-up to Tuesday’s vote, with the final Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll putting the Republican incumbent at least seven points ahead.
A Black Woman Who Used To Work At Planned Parenthood Is Suing The Organization For Racial Discrimination And Wrongful Termination
The lawsuit says the experiences of several former employees line up with reporting from BuzzFeed News in August 2020 that Black employees at Planned Parenthood faced microaggressions, tokenization, and racism at work.
A Young Victim Of Incest Was Denied An Abortion In Florida And Forced To Travel For Care, Planned Parenthood Said
Florida's abortion ban prohibits the procedure after 15 weeks with no exceptions for rape or incest.
Abortions Can Resume In Arizona (For Now) After An Appeals Court Blocked The 121-Year-Old Abortion Ban
The Arizona Court of Appeals has agreed to put the pre-statehood abortion ban on hold.