Some Women Turn to Self-Managed Abortion as Access Recedes

Information and medications needed to end a pregnancy are increasingly available outside the health care system.

#abortion, #abortion-drugs, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #decisions-and-verdicts, #gynecology-and-gynecologists, #law-and-legislation, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #states-us, #supreme-court-us, #telemedicine, #united-states, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-science

‘Captain Condom’ Turned the Tide in Thailand’s War on AIDS and Overpopulation

At a time when most Thais avoided discussing safe sex and family planning, Mechai Viravaidya promoted condom use with spectacle and humor, saving millions of lives.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #bangkok-thailand, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #condoms, #mechai-viravaidya, #population, #rural-areas, #thailand, #united-nations, #vasectomy

Republicans Begin Adjusting to a Fierce Abortion Backlash

After Kansans voted to preserve abortion access, Republicans who once said the economy reigns supreme are acknowledging the issue will be a centerpiece in the fall campaigns.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #midterm-elections-2022, #republican-party, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #united-states-politics-and-government

Biden Issues Executive Order on Abortion Access, Calling for More Study

The order is short on specifics, directing federal officials to consider how to help those traveling out of state for abortions.

#abortion, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

A Polish Priest’s War Against Abortion Focuses on Helping Single Mothers

The Rev. Tomasz Kancelarczyk sees little effect on women’s decisions whether to have a child from a 29-year abortion ban. What may matter more is support for women who choose to have a child.

#abortion, #babies-and-infants, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #birth-rates, #child-care, #children-and-childhood, #domestic-violence, #europe, #families-and-family-life, #law-and-justice-poland, #law-and-legislation, #parenting, #poland, #politics-and-government, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roman-catholic-church, #single-persons, #special-education, #tomasz-kancelarczyk, #women-and-girls

House Passes Bill to Codify Contraception Rights After Dobbs

The vote was mostly along party lines, with all but eight Republicans in opposition to a bill that aims to protect a right seen as newly at risk after the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #house-of-representatives, #law-and-legislation, #united-states-politics-and-government

There’s No Place Like Kansas

The state stands as the first big post-Roe political test for abortion. It’s an intense, complicated fight with the odds stacked against reproductive-rights supporters.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #constitutional-amendments, #democratic-party, #johnson-county-kan, #kansas, #kansas-city-kan, #law-and-legislation, #primaries-and-caucuses, #referendums, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #states-us, #volunteers-and-community-service, #women-and-girls, #wyandotte-county-kan

Experts Warn Against ‘Herbal Abortion’ Remedies on TikTok

Amid the fear and confusion around abortion options across the country, some on social media have suggested taking herbs. But experts urge caution.

#abortion, #alternative-and-complementary-medicine, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #content-type-service, #herbs, #parsley, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #women-and-girls

F.D.A. to Weigh Over-the-Counter Sale of Contraceptive Pills

The first U.S. application for sale of a nonprescription birth control pill has taken on new meaning in the wake of the Supreme Court decision ending the constitutional right to abortion.

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #cadence-health-inc, #califf-robert-m, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #food-and-drug-administration, #hra-pharma

Male Birth Control is Needed Post-Roe v. Wade

The need for more birth control options has grown.

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #men-and-boys

A Ruling From Outside the Court: ‘Shame’ on the Justices

It’s the readers’ turn to judge … the Supreme Court’s recently ended term. Also: Anti-abortion activists; banning AR-15s; Australian slang.

#abortion, #australia, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #gun-control, #language-and-languages, #slang, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

What the Biden Administration Could Do Now to Protect Abortion Rights

The most urgent step the federal government can take is to ensure access to medication abortion.

#abortion, #abortion-drugs, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #centers-for-medicare-and-medicaid-services, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #federal-trade-commission, #food-and-drug-administration, #law-and-legislation, #medicine-and-health, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #states-us, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

Under Pressure, Biden Will Issue Executive Order on Abortion

After the Supreme Court’s ruling, some of the president’s supporters have wanted him to push harder to protect abortion access, but details about what his new order will do remain unclear.

#abortion, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #health-and-human-services-department, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

Democrats Can Win if They Embrace the Politics of Fear

The right learned to use fear as a political weapon. Now Democrats must beat them at their own game.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #democratic-party, #law-and-legislation, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #united-states-politics-and-government

Americans Are Losing Their Right to Not Conform

The freedom to define oneself has deep roots in the American traditions of pluralism and independence.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #supreme-court-us, #united-states

Christian Nationalists Are Excited About What Comes Next

The way the movement’s leaders see it, Dobbs is just a way station.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #education-k-12, #law-and-legislation, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #religion-state-relations, #state-legislatures, #united-states-politics-and-government

Will the Abortion Debate Keep Moderate Women in the Democrats’ Camp?

Worried about inflation and dissatisfied with President Biden, many moderate women have been drifting away from Democrats. Now the party hopes the fight for abortion rights will drive them back.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #democratic-party, #elections-house-of-representatives, #elections-senate, #midterm-elections-2022, #republican-party, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #voting-and-voters, #women-and-girls

Where the Risks of Pregnancy Meet Abortion Laws and Health Care

Even before the wave of abortion bans, medical treatment and advice for pregnancy has largely focused on fetal safety over the mother’s.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #great-britain, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #morning-sickness, #poland, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #united-states, #women-and-girls

Abortion Bans Will Affect Americans Rich and Poor

The notion that rich women will be fine, regardless of what the law says, is probably comforting to some. But it is simply not true.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #high-net-worth-individuals, #income-inequality, #law-and-legislation, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #united-states, #women-and-girls

‘The Pro-Life Generation’: Young Women Fight Against Abortion Rights

Many American women mourned the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe, but for others it is a moment of triumph and a matter of human rights.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #march-for-life, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #williams-daniel-k-1977, #womens-rights

Texas Supreme Court Lifts Freeze on Abortion Ban

The decision, overturning a lower court ruling that had temporarily blocked the ban, allowed a 1925 law to take effect.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #law-and-legislation, #supreme-courts-state, #texas

The Anti-Abortion Movement Wants to Punish Women for Having Sex

In the America where I came of age, I was told my life was worth more than my ability to have babies. And my sexuality was nothing to be ashamed of.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #education-k-12, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #republican-party, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #sex-education, #supreme-court-us, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

When Where You Work Determines if You Can Get an Abortion

After the Dobbs v. Jackson decision, many women are discovering that their employer can shape major decisions in their lives even more than it did a week ago.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #content-type-service, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #employee-fringe-benefits, #family-leaves, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #labor-and-jobs, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #women-and-girls

America’s Post-Roe Chaos Is Here

The reality of criminalized abortion is going to shock people 

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #law-and-legislation, #states-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

Are Plan B and Body Weight Interconnected?

Researchers have looked into why and how weight influences emergency contraception but have come up against several unknowns. Here’s what we know.

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #content-type-service, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #gynecology-and-gynecologists, #obesity, #plan-b-contraceptive, #research, #weight, #women-and-girls

The Supreme Court Takes Us Back … Way Back

Think about what the world was really like before Roe.

#abortion, #anthony-susan-b, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #finkbine-sherri, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #stanton-elizabeth-cady, #supreme-court-us, #thomas-clarence, #vaughn-hester, #women-and-girls

‘No Magic Bullet’ for Preserving Abortion Access, Biden’s Health Secretary Says

With the White House under pressure to push back on the Supreme Court ruling on abortion, Xavier Becerra unveiled several steps aimed at protecting access to the procedure.

#abortion, #becerra-xavier, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #health-and-human-services-department, #plan-b-contraceptive, #united-states-politics-and-government

After Dobbs: What Can Be Done?

Readers suggest compromise legislation, offshore abortion clinics, expanding the Supreme Court and more. Also: Justices Thomas and Kavanaugh; Mike Pence; bathing suits.

#abortion, #bathing-suits-and-swimwear, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #collins-susan-m, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #pence-mike, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us, #thomas-clarence, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

Women on Why They’re Stocking Up on the Morning-After Pill

Sales of the emergency contraceptive surged after the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

#abortion, #amazon-com-inc, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #colleges-and-universities, #computers-and-the-internet, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #illinois, #mission-tex, #new-orleans-la, #oklahoma, #parenting, #plan-b-contraceptive, #planned-parenthood-federation-of-america, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #stockpiling, #supreme-court-us, #telemedicine, #texas, #women-and-girls

Inside Four Abortion Clinics the Day Roe Ended

We hear from clinic doctors and staff members about what Friday was like for them.

#abortion, #audio-negative-tragedy, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us

The Supreme Court’s Fighting Words

Dobbs and Bruen revealed the sweeping terribleness of the current court’s reasoning.

#abortion, #alito-samuel-a-jr, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #firearms, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #gun-control, #law-and-legislation, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roberts-john-g-jr, #supreme-court-us, #thomas-clarence, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

The Final Days of Mississippi’s Last Abortion Clinic

The Jackson Women’s Health Organization was at the center of the case that overturned Roe v. Wade. Already, supporters are planning new ways to help women in one of the poorest spots in the nation get access to abortions.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #derzis-diane, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #fitch-lynn-1961, #jackson-miss, #jackson-womens-health-organization, #mississippi, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us, #women-and-girls

The End of Roe

The Supreme Court’s abortion ruling will transform American life and politics.

#abortion, #alito-samuel-a-jr, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #decisions-and-verdicts, #gorsuch-neil-m, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #internal-storyline-no, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #law-and-legislation, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #states-us, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

Elizabeth Warren and Tina Smith: Roe Is Gone but the Fight Has Just Begun

We must restore our democracy so that a radical minority can no longer drown out the will of the people.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #decisions-and-verdicts, #democratic-party, #law-and-legislation, #republican-party, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #senate, #smith-tina-f, #states-us, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #warren-elizabeth, #women-and-girls

The Supreme Court Just Ruled That Half of America Is Less Equal

The Dobbs ruling is the start of a new era of conflict over abortion.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #constitution-us, #roberts-john-g-jr, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us, #thomas-clarence, #united-states, #women-and-girls

‘Shock and Dismay’ Over the Abortion Ruling

Readers decry the Supreme Court’s decision to force many women to unwillingly endure “the risks and consequences of pregnancy.”

#abortion, #alito-samuel-a-jr, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #decisions-and-verdicts, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #states-us, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

How the Abortion and Gun Debates Look From Alabama

Republicans and Democrats both seem to forget they represent people like me too.

#alabama, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #gun-control, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #united-states-politics-and-government

Pregnancy Can Affect the Body Forever. Have Abortion Foes Reckoned With That?

Yes, if women are required to go through the ultimate stress test, their liberty is curtailed.

#abortion, #alito-samuel-a-jr, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #fourteenth-amendment-us-constitution, #internal-sub-only-nl, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision

Abortions Increase in the U.S., Reversing a 30-Year Decline, Report Finds

A new survey of the nation’s abortion providers found increases in every region of the country from 2017 to 2020.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #guttmacher-institute, #states-us, #united-states, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

Battles Over Birth Control in Missouri Foreshadow a Post-Roe World

The demise of Roe v. Wade would make the need for effective birth control more urgent than ever. Yet many American women still have a hard time obtaining it.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #missouri, #plan-b-contraceptive, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #united-states-politics-and-government

Poland Shows the Risks for Women When Abortion Is Banned

Poland’s abortion ban has had many unintended consequences. One is that doctors are sometimes afraid to remove fetuses or administer cancer treatment to save women’s lives.

#abortion, #abortion-drugs, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #czech-republic, #germany, #law-and-justice-poland, #law-and-legislation, #netherlands, #poland, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #roman-catholic-church, #slovakia, #supreme-court-us, #united-states, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

The Long Shadow of Eugenics in America

As young girls, the Relf sisters were sterilized without consent. What does the government owe them — and the thousands of other living victims?

#alabama, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #black-people, #compensation-for-damages-law, #discrimination, #intellectual-disabilities, #native-americans, #north-carolina, #race-and-ethnicity, #sterilization-reproductive, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #women-and-girls

A Debate Over What Roe Did — and What Losing It Would Mean

The socially conservative legal scholar Erika Bachiochi argues that abortion rights have stalled women’s progress toward equality.

#abortion, #audio-neutral-informative, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #law-and-legislation, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #united-states, #womens-rights

How the Right to Birth Control Could Be Undone

Justice Alito left clues in his draft decision about what may be to come.

#abortion, #alito-samuel-a-jr, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us, #united-states

The Ethics of Abortion

The law professor Kate Greasley examines moral quandaries around life, personhood and bodily autonomy that underpin the abortion debate.

#abortion, #audio-neutral-informative, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #law-and-legislation, #philosophy, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us, #united-states, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

The Bloody Crossroads Where Conspiracy Theories and Guns Meet

The slaughter in a Black neighborhood in Buffalo is in line with a series of racist massacres that show no signs of abating.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #buffalo-ny, #democratic-party, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #elections-senate, #food-and-drug-administration, #gun-control, #infant-formulas, #mass-shootings, #republican-party, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

Personal Stories of the ‘Dark Ages’ Before Roe

Readers, including those who had abortions, an “unwanted fetus” and an obstetrician, recall how girls and women dealt with unplanned pregnancies pre-Roe.

#abortion, #babies-and-infants, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #women-and-girls

What’s the Difference Between a Woman and a Sea Turtle? The Senate Wants to Know.

 Don’t be fooled. The debate over Roe is all about women and sex.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #blackburn-marsha, #comstock-anthony, #constitution-us, #daines-steve, #discrimination, #federal-state-relations-us, #lankford-james, #law-and-legislation, #state-legislatures, #states-us, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

If Roe Goes, Will the Right to Birth Control Be Next?

Democrats are warning that Roe’s fall could threaten a wide range of privacy rights — including the right to birth control.

#abortion, #alito-samuel-a-jr, #barrett-amy-coney, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #debatable, #in-vitro-fertilization, #obergefell-jim-1966, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #supreme-court-us

What a Reversal of Roe v. Wade Might Mean for the Midterms

What a reversal of Roe v. Wade might mean at the ballot box.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #democratic-party, #midterm-elections-2022, #plan-b-contraceptive, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2024, #republican-party, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government