The coronavirus has created a surge in demand for telemedicine of all types — including for a quietly expanding program for terminating pregnancies.
As a Missouri clinic fights to keep its doors open, its Illinois neighbor has hired more staff.
Those who are staunchly opposed to abortion value the life of the fetus more than the autonomy of the pregnant person. For me, the autonomy of the pregnant person is more urgent. I have been pregnant three times, and am the mother of three children whom I adore, so I understand the physical, emotional and financial toll of childbearing. The thought of being forced to an unwanted pregnancy is horrifying.
Louisiana clinic faces busy Saturdays, with patients and protesters who often drive for hours.
The real news more than four decades after Roe v. Wade is that abortion is on the decline almost everywhere, with no signs of its becoming an accepted part of regular medical care.
It’s the right thing, both practically and philosophically.
The Supreme Court struck down a law that would force many Texas clinics to close. But for abortion providers in conservative areas, staying open is just the start.
First-trimester abortion is easy. Early term pregnancies often abort on all on their own. For a vacuum-aspiration abortion, you're in the stirrups for 10 to 15 minutes, usually with a local anesthetic. There is no cutting involved. For a medication abortion, you take a pill and go home, ready to expel what is going to look like a heavy period. You may need an aspirin. This is not heart surgery, but the regulations are clearly meant to make you think otherwise—and to be afraid.
A new study shows how far women in America have to travel to get an abortion.
Crisis Pregnancy Centers will talk to you all about your planned abortion—but they won't give you one.
Forcing women to travel long distances to access abortions is bad for both the woman and the state.
Abortion is a constitutionally protected medical procedure in the United States of America. Despite that fact, there are a growing number of restrictions to access to abortion across the country.
The answer helps explain why abortion rights have been under siege for decades.
The biggest concern with COVID-19 is that people are going to be less able to access our clinics because of movement restrictions and government officials locking down areas once community transmission starts. During epidemics, people also fear going to health facilities because of the stigma associated, and they’re afraid of acquiring the virus. We have to be innovative...
The spine of the United States’ abortion clinic network has started to fracture—and the pandemic is threatening to make it much worse.
Around the world, the pandemic has made it harder for women — especially young women and women in lower-income or rural settings — to access contraception and abortion services.
State bans, virus risks, and the ongoing economic crisis are making it harder than ever to terminate a pregnancy in America.
Founded in 2008, the Abortion Care Network (ACN) is the national association for independent community-based, abortion care providers and their allies. Together we work to ensure the rights of all people to experience respectful, dignified abortion care.
IPPF leads a locally owned, globally connected civil society movement that provides and enables services and champions sexual and reproductive health and rights for all, especially the under-served.
A TelAbortion involves all the same steps and procedures as an in-person medical abortion, but you do not have to travel to an abortion clinic. Instead, an abortion provider conducts a video evaluation over the internet. Any tests that may be needed are done at medical facilities close to your home. The abortion pills are then sent to you by mail.
In October 2016, Planned Parenthood turned 100 years strong. Planned Parenthood was founded on the revolutionary idea that women should have the information and care they need to live strong, healthy lives and fulfill their dreams — no ceilings, no limits.
With coronavirus cases surging around the country, Robinson says her clinic and others like it are in immediate danger of closing, or being no longer able to provide services to low-income women.