Biden Administration Ends Limit on Fetal Tissue Research

The decision reverses Trump administration rules and allows scientists to use tissue derived from elective abortions to develop treatments for diseases including cancer and AIDS.

#abortion, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fetal-tissue, #health-and-human-services-department, #international-society-for-stem-cell-research, #national-institutes-of-health, #research, #science-and-technology, #tissue-human, #trump-donald-j, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

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Biden Administration Ends Limits on Use of Fetal Tissue for Research

The decision reverses Trump administration rules and allows scientists to use tissue derived from elective abortions to develop treatments for diseases including cancer and AIDS.

#abortion, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fetal-tissue, #health-and-human-services-department, #international-society-for-stem-cell-research, #national-institutes-of-health, #research, #science-and-technology, #tissue-human, #trump-donald-j, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

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Why Anti-Abortion Catholics Should Get Vaccinated

Qualms about the vaccines’ development are not entirely misguided. But we can make amends for past injustice.

#abortion, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #johnsonjohnson, #lacks-henrietta, #pfizer-inc, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Why the Anti-Abortion Side Will Lose, Even if It Wins

Ross Douthat and Michelle Goldberg return to the podcast to debate the future of abortion in America.

#abortion, #finnis-john-1940, #first-things-magazine, #republican-party, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

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F.D.A. Will Allow Abortion Pills By Mail During the Pandemic

The agency said it would stop enforcing a rule requiring women to get the first of two pills in person at a medical clinic or hospital.

#abortion, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #food-and-drug-administration, #supreme-court-us, #telemedicine, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-science

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Girl’s Rape in Venezuela Becomes a Rallying Cry for Abortion Activists

The assault of a 13-year-old girl in Venezuela and the arrest of her mother and a teacher who helped her end the pregnancy have forced a national debate about legalizing abortion.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #maduro-nicolas, #sex-crimes, #venezuela, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Utah Will Require Fathers to Help With Pregnancy Bills

The law, set to take effect in May, requires any father whose paternity has been confirmed to pay half of a mother’s insurance premiums while she is pregnant, and any related medical costs.

#abortion, #cox-spencer-j-1975, #law-and-legislation, #planned-parenthood-federation-of-america, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #utah

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The Authoritarian Plan for a National Abortion Ban

Some on the right want the Supreme Court to go beyond ending Roe.

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What Has the Pro-Life Movement Won?

Donald Trump gave us a Supreme Court that could overturn Roe v. Wade. But the fight against abortion may leave the current G.O.P. behind.

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Culture Wars Leave Biden Posts in Department of Health and Human Services Vacant

Fights over President Biden’s nominees to lead the Department of Health and Human Services have centered on transgender policies, abortion and contraception coverage.

#abortion, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #becerra-xavier, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #health-and-human-services-department, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states-politics-and-government

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U.S. Health Agency Jobs Go Unfilled

Fights over President Biden’s nominees to lead the Department of Health and Human Services have centered on transgender policies, abortion and contraception coverage.

#abortion, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #becerra-xavier, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #health-and-human-services-department, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Abortion Is Now Legal in Argentina, but Opponents Are Making It Hard to Get

Anti-abortion activists are suing to block a new law allowing the procedure, and many doctors in conservative areas have declared themselves conscientious objectors.

#abortion, #argentina, #conscientious-objectors, #doctors, #law-and-legislation, #rural-areas, #women-and-girls

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Absolutists Are Taking Over the Anti-Abortion Movement

Taking their cue from Trump, they are going all out to overturn Roe v. Wade.

#abortion, #alito-samuel-a-jr, #barrett-amy-coney, #law-and-legislation, #national-right-to-life-committee, #politics-and-government, #porter-janet-1962, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roberts-john-g-jr, #south-carolina, #state-legislatures, #states-us, #supreme-court-us, #thomas-clarence, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

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Defective Birth Control Blamed for Scores of Unwanted Pregnancies in Chile

The public health system delivered, and then quietly recalled, 276,890 potentially flawed packets of birth control pills. At least 140 women believe they got pregnant because of the error.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #chile, #pinera-sebastian, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Supreme Court to Hear Cases on Abortion Referrals and Immigration

The cases, both challenges to Trump administration initiatives, may become moot if the Biden administration reverses course.

#abortion, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #green-cards-us, #immigration-and-emigration, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #welfare-us

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Rush Limbaugh’s Life as a Woman-Hater

Rush Limbaugh made the G.O.P. the party of misogyny.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #clinton-hillary-rodham, #fluke-sandra, #limbaugh-rush, #obama-michelle, #republican-party

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Venezuelan Women Lose Access to Contraception, and Control of Their Lives

Affordable birth control has disappeared, pushing many women into unplanned pregnancies at a time when they can barely feed the children they already have.

#abortion, #abortion-drugs, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #caracas-venezuela, #chavez-hugo, #maduro-nicolas, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #women-and-girls

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They Say They Are Attacking Abortion. They Are Really Hurting the Poor.

Deep in the heart of Texas, poverty means illness reigns.

#abortion, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #medicaid, #planned-parenthood-federation-of-america, #texas

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Biden Wants More Stable Diplomacy. An Abortion Fight Is a Test.

U.S. funding for overseas health providers that offer abortion services has vacillated with the changing of administrations for decades. Congress is debating whether to settle the policy by law.

#abortion, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #democratic-party, #foreign-aid, #law-and-legislation, #republican-party, #united-nations, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

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Ilyse Hogue, Influential Abortion Rights Advocate, Will Step Down as NARAL Chief

In an interview, Ms. Hogue discussed a tumultuous era for abortion rights and the future of Roe v. Wade.

#abortion, #content-type-personal-profile, #democratic-national-convention, #democratic-party, #hogue-ilyse, #obama-barack, #religion-and-belief, #republican-party, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j

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Women’s Health Isn’t a Geopolitical Game

Presidents have played politics with women’s lives for long enough.

#abortion, #amfar-the-foundation-for-aids-research, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #law-and-legislation, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #united-states-agency-for-international-development, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Health Providers Worldwide Welcome Biden Reversal of Anti-Abortion Rule

By restoring funding cut off by his predecessor, President Biden ended four years of what abortion rights advocates called a concerted assault on women’s reproductive health in the developing world.

#abortion, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #kanem-natalia, #latin-america, #marie-stopes-international, #nepal, #trump-donald-j, #united-nations-population-fund, #women-and-girls

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As Biden Lifts Anti-Abortion Gag Rule, Health Providers Rejoice

By restoring funding cut off by his predecessor, President Biden ended four years of what abortion rights advocates called a concerted assault on women’s reproductive health in the developing world.

#abortion, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #kanem-natalia, #latin-america, #marie-stopes-international, #nepal, #trump-donald-j, #united-nations-population-fund, #women-and-girls

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Biden Moves to Expand Health Coverage in Pandemic Economy

President Biden ordered the reopening of Affordable Care Act exchanges and moved to restore coverage mandates and Medicaid plans undermined by his predecessor.

#abortion, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #patient-protection-and-affordable-care-act-2010, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Protesters in Poland Vow to Fight Abortion Ban

Women’s rights advocates and thousands of their allies vowed to continue fighting a near-total ban on abortions that came into effect on Wednesday.

#abortion, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #europe, #law-and-justice-poland, #poland, #politics-and-government, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Thailand Legalizes Early-Term Abortions but Keeps Other Restrictions

Women who end a pregnancy after 12 weeks could still face prison or fines. Abortion rights advocates say more change is needed.

#abortion, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #southeast-asia, #thailand

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Poland Imposes Near-Total Ban on Abortion

A contentious ruling in Poland, which spurred thousands of women and their allies to protest, came into legal force on Wednesday.

#abortion, #europe, #poland, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #women-and-girls

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The Supreme Court After Trump

Now that his presidency has disintegrated into mayhem, how are the conservative justices processing his tenure?

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #deferred-action-for-childhood-arrivals, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #immigration-and-emigration, #mifeprex-ru-486, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #roberts-john-g-jr, #trump-donald-j

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Supreme Court Revives Abortion-Pill Restriction

In their first abortion case since Justice Amy Coney Barrett joined the court, the justices reinstated a requirement that women seeking medication abortions pick up a pill in person.

#abortion, #barrett-amy-coney, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #decisions-and-verdicts, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

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Northern Ireland Is Sued for Lack of Abortion Access

A human rights group says the government’s inaction has left a health care void in a country where the procedure was legalized in 2019, but remains largely unavailable.

#abortion, #great-britain, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #law-and-legislation, #northern-ireland

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How Support for Legal Abortion Went Mainstream in Argentina

The fight for legalization began decades ago, but it gained traction only as more women became lawmakers and a massive grass-roots effort shifted the conversation.

#abortion, #buenos-aires-argentina, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #fernandez-alberto-1959, #law-and-legislation

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How Argentina Bucked Latin American Tradition and Made Abortion Legal

The region, where Roman Catholic and evangelical churches hold sway, has long been unfriendly territory for abortion rights advocates. Argentina in 2020, though, offered a different landscape.

#metoo-movement, #abortion, #evangelical-movement, #fernandez-alberto-1959, #latin-america, #roman-catholic-church, #women-and-girls

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Argentina Legalizes Abortion, a Milestone in a Conservative Region

The Senate vote on Wednesday was a major victory for Latin America’s growing feminist movement, and its ripple effects are likely to be widespread.

#abortion, #alberto-fernandez, #argentina, #kirchner-cristina-fernandez-de, #law-and-legislation, #politics-and-government, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Argentina Senate to Vote on Bill Legalizing Abortion

A bill before the Senate would make abortion legal in the predominantly Catholic nation, the homeland of Pope Francis. Its approval likely would have significant effect across Latin America.

#abortion, #buenos-aires-argentina, #fernandez-alberto-1959, #francis, #kirchner-cristina-fernandez-de, #law-and-legislation, #women-and-girls

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Vote to Legalize Abortion Passes Lower House of Argentine Congress

Argentina’s President Alberto Fernández has made the rights of women and of gay and transgender people central to his government, even through a recession and a pandemic.

#abortion, #argentina, #buenos-aires-argentina, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fernandez-alberto-1959, #law-and-legislation, #roman-catholic-church, #women-and-girls

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In Poland, Protests Over Abortion Ban Could Revolutionize Politics

The government’s conservative social policies, closely tied to the Catholic Church, have met with a backlash from women hoping to change a political culture that developed after Communism fell.

#abortion, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #kaczynski-jaroslaw, #law-and-legislation, #poland, #politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

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Why Some Women Might Want ‘Missed-Period Pills’

Abortion drugs administered as early as 28 days after a woman’s last period can offer comfort in uncertainty to those who want it.

#abortion, #bangladesh, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #cambridge-ny, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #food-and-drug-administration, #menstruation, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #reproductive-health-journal, #tests-medical, #united-states, #uterus, #women-and-girls

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Poland Delays a Near-Total Ban on Abortion

The move came after two weeks of protests that were the most intense in the country since the 1989 collapse of communism.

#abortion, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #law-and-legislation, #poland, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #women-and-girls

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There Are Evangelicals Who Stand Against Trump. I’m One of Them.

We can’t succumb to the president’s appeals to fear.

#abortion, #conservatism-us-politics, #evangelical-movement, #presidential-election-of-2020, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #trump-donald-j

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Women Converge on Warsaw, Largest Protests in Poland in Decades

Outraged by a court decision to ban nearly all abortions, hundreds of thousands have taken part in demonstrations over the past week. The action in Warsaw on Friday was expected to be the biggest so far.

#abortion, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #duda-andrzej-1972, #europe, #european-union, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #kaczynski-jaroslaw, #law-and-justice-poland, #morawiecki-mateusz, #poland, #politics-and-government, #roman-catholic-church, #tvp-polish-television, #warsaw-poland, #women-and-girls

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Er, Can I Ask a Few Questions About Abortion?

You know who really reduced abortion numbers in the U.S.? President Obama, with the Affordable Care Act.

#abortion, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #barrett-amy-coney, #bible, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #christians-and-christianity, #conservatism-us-politics, #evangelical-movement, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #republican-party, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Protests in Poland Over Abortion Law Continue for Sixth Day

The leader of Poland’s ruling party, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, accused demonstrators of seeking the destruction of the nation and appealed to supporters to “defend Poland.”

#abortion, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #poland, #warsaw-poland, #women-and-girls

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Why a New Abortion Ban in Poland is Causing a Furor

The ruling party has tried and failed in the Parliament to restrict abortion. Now the courts it controls have done it, instead, sparking the biggest protests since the government came to power.

#abortion, #churches-buildings, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #duda-andrzej-1972, #law-and-justice-poland, #poland, #roman-catholic-church, #womens-rights

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‘Fat and Happy’ With a Conservative Court, Are Republicans Losing a Winning Issue?

President Trump and his party pushed Justice Barrett’s confirmation through in record time. But they could find that satisfied voters, who no longer fear the specter of a liberal court, are also complacent.

#abortion, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #barrett-amy-coney, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #conservatism-us-politics, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #democratic-party, #evangelical-movement, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Poland Court Ruling Effectively Bans Legal Abortions

The decision, which cannot be appealed, halts pregnancy terminations for fetal abnormalities, virtually the only type currently performed in the country.

#abortion, #constitutions, #european-union, #kaczynski-jaroslaw, #law-and-justice-poland, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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What Does Amy Coney Barrett Mean for the Supreme Court?

We know who her allies are, and we know how to read what she’s written or signed.

#abortion, #barrett-amy-coney, #conservatism-us-politics, #decisions-and-verdicts, #easterbrook-frank-h, #larsen-joan-l-1968, #leahy-patrick-j, #manion-daniel-a, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roberts-john-g-jr, #senate-committee-on-the-judiciary, #supreme-court-us, #united-states

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Amy Coney Barrett’s Originalism Threatens Our Freedoms

Do we really want out rights to be determined by the understandings of centuries ago?

#abortion, #barrett-amy-coney, #bork-robert-h, #constitution-us, #constitutional-amendments, #scalia-antonin, #senate, #supreme-court-us, #thomas-clarence

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She’s Evangelical, ‘Pro-Life’ and Voting for Biden

Billy Graham’s granddaughter says, “This president doesn’t represent our faith.”

#abortion, #christians-and-christianity, #democratic-party, #evangelical-movement, #graham-billy, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Packed Courts, Undecided Voters and ‘WAP’: You Asked, We Answered

Michelle and Ross respond to listener mail and debate court packing amid Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearing.

#abortion, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #barrett-amy-coney, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #politics-and-government, #religious-cults, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wap-song

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Federal Judge Strikes Down Waiting Period for Abortion in Tennessee

The ruling, which called the state’s 48-hour waiting period “gratuitously demeaning,” came at a pivotal moment for abortion access, as the Senate considers Judge Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court.

#abortion, #center-for-reproductive-rights, #decisions-and-verdicts, #friedman-bernard-a, #law-and-legislation, #supreme-court-us, #tennessee

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