Abortion Rights

Campaign Aims to Give California Public University Students Full Access to Reproductive Care

The justCARE campaign introduced legislation that would improve access to medication abortion for public university students.

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DOJ Asks Supreme Court to Vacate Ruling That Granted Undocumented Teen Access to Abortion

ACLU: “We won’t let this distract us from the real issue here, which is that there are many more young women like Jane Doe out there who are still unable to get the care they need because of the Trump administration’s unconstitutional policies.”

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Undocumented Teen Has Abortion After Weeks of Battling Trump Administration

“I made my decision, and that is between me and God. Through all of this, I have never changed my mind.”

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UPDATE: Federal Appeals Court Rules That Undocumented Teen Can Obtain Abortion

The decision overrules the Trump administration’s objections.

In the Face of Federal Gridlock, States Are Moving Forward With New Abortion Laws

While the federal government isn’t moving much policy, state legislatures across the country have been busy reducing or increasing abortion access at nearly equal rates.

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Activists Deliver 510,000+ Signatures Ahead of Health and Human Services Nominee Hearing

Congressman Tom Price wants to defund Planned Parenthood.

ICYMI: Purvi Patel Could Be Released From Prison Soon

Indiana officials opted not to challenge the Court of Appeals’s decision to vacate her conviction for feticide.

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Supreme Court Hands Down Major Win for Abortion Access

The decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt is the biggest legal win for the reproductive rights movement since the procedure was legalized in 1973.

WATCH: Alabama Black Caucus Interrupts State House Session With 'We Shall Overcome'

The state caucus members sang out in frustration after the state house approved two bills that would restrict safe abortion access.

The FDA Just Removed An Important Barrier to Abortion Access

The FDA just updated the labeling for a drug used in medication abortions. It’s a move that knocks down a major barrier to early access, particularly for people in Ohio, Texas and North Dakota.

Court Ruling Effectively Closes All But One Abortion Clinic in Louisiana

A lower court previously ruled the state’s law unconstitutional.

What Scalia's Death Could Mean for the Big Abortion Rights Case

The shakeup in the Supreme Court could prevent a major setback to abortion rights nationally. But it also increases the likelihood that Texas women will remain without the majority of their state’s clinics.

Grand Jury Clears Planned Parenthood of Misconduct, Indicts Abortion Opponents Instead

The folks who shot that infamous “sting” video have been charged with a felony.

As Planned Parenthood Reels, Independent Abortion Clinics Also Suffer—Under the Radar

Planned Parenthood is the perennial target of anti-choice attacks, but the independent abortion providers that perform up to 80 percent of the procedures in the United States are also struggling. Here’s how the campaign against Planned Parenthood impacts clinics that don’t get much media attention or national support. 

TODAY: National #PinkOut Day Supports Planned Parenthood, Provides Free STD Testing

The embattled reproductive health organization is offering free STD testing in 28 cities today.

Surprising New Poll Shows Public Support for Government Funding of Abortion

Contrary to popular belief, a new survey shows that 86 percent of voters don’t think politicians should be able to deny a woman insurance coverage for an abortion because she is poor.

Abortion Support Without Politics

Aspen Baker, co-founder of the controversial post-abortion support service Exhale, talks about her “pro-voice” philosophy, why her group refuses to label itself pro-choice or pro-life, and how it deals with race in the reproductive health movement.

EACH Woman Act Aims to End Hyde Amendment Bans on Abortion Funding

The proposed Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH) Woman Act would lift restrictions that make it nearly impossible for some women to make their own reproductive choices.

Supreme Court Strikes Down Law That Created Buffer Zones Around Abortion Clinics

The law violated free speech say justices

South Dakota Uses Asian Stereotypes to Pass Anti-Abortion Law

South Dakota lawmakers show they care about female Asian babies by cracking down on women’s health rights.