Supreme Court Refuses to Require Prompt Action on Texas Abortion Law

In dissent, the three liberal justices said the majority, by allowing a time-consuming legal detour, had created “a disaster for the rule of law.”

#abortion, #appeals-courts-us, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #center-for-reproductive-rights, #sotomayor-sonia, #state-legislatures, #supreme-court-us, #texas

Arson Destroyed Knoxville Planned Parenthood Clinic, Officials Say

Investigators have not identified any suspects in the arson case. The health clinic, in Knoxville, Tenn., was shot at by someone last year.

#abortion, #arson, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #bureau-of-alcohol-tobacco-firearms-and-explosives, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #knoxville-tenn, #planned-parenthood-federation-of-america, #supreme-court-us, #tennessee

Women’s Periods May Be Late After Coronavirus Vaccination, Study Suggests

An analysis of thousands of menstrual records offers support for anecdotal reports of erratic cycles after shots.

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #menstruation, #obstetricsgynecology-journal, #oregon-health-and-science-university, #reproduction-biological, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-science

Should Biden Say He Won’t Run Again?

Readers discuss a column by Bret Stephens urging the president not to run. Also: Conflicted feeling on abortion; Iraq book fair.

#abortion, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #book-fairs, #books-and-literature, #iraq, #stephens-bret-1973, #united-states-politics-and-government

Amy Coney Barrett’s View: Adoption, Not Abortion

Readers offer personal stories to challenge the justice’s suggestion that adoption is a good alternative.

#abortion, #adoptions, #babies-and-infants, #barrett-amy-coney, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us

Protect Abortion Rights? Virginia Democrats’ Vacation Plans Get in the Way.

Some Virginia Democrats want to codify abortion rights into state law in their final weeks in power. But several state senators do not want to upend their travel to Hawaii, Europe and Africa.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #democratic-party, #law-and-legislation, #republican-party, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #state-legislatures, #united-states-politics-and-government, #virginia, #youngkin-glenn-a

A Serious Threat to Reproductive Rights

Readers criticize an essay that expressed gratitude for President Trump’s picks for Supreme Court justices. Also: Liz Cheney; cruelty to migrants; Santa Claus.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #cheney-liz, #friedan-betty, #immigration-and-emigration, #national-organization-for-women, #republican-party, #santa-claus, #supreme-court-us, #texas, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

Firms Push for Over-the-Counter Access to Birth-Control Pills

Two drugmakers have been mired for years in the pre-application phase of getting F.D.A. approval for over-the-counter use.

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #cadence-health-inc, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #food-and-drug-administration, #hra-pharma, #medicine-and-health

The Anti-Abortion Movement Could Reduce Abortions if It Wanted To

Contraception would reduce abortions. Why doesn’t the anti-abortion movement promote it?

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #sex-education

It May Not Feel Like It Right Now, but There Is a World of Good We Can Do

A few worthies from Times Opinion’s giving guide and a few … unworthies.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #democratic-party, #education-k-12, #gun-control, #guttmacher-institute, #hunts-point-bronx-ny, #inflation-economics, #philanthropy, #planned-parenthood-federation-of-america, #united-states-politics-and-government, #zero-to-three

Abortion: Real Stories, Not Abstractions

Readers discuss having an abortion, the physical toll of pregnancy, their religious beliefs, unwanted children and more.

#metoo-movement, #abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #women-and-girls

I Couldn’t Vote for Trump, but I’m Grateful for His Supreme Court Picks

What might the Republican Party look like in a post-Roe America?

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #national-organization-for-women, #planned-parenthood-federation-of-america, #republican-party, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #womens-rights

What an America Without Roe Would Look Like

Legal abortions would fall, particularly among poor women in the South and Midwest, and out-of-state travel and abortion pills would play a bigger role.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #federal-state-relations-us, #law-and-legislation, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us, #women-and-girls

The Abortion I Didn’t Have

I never thought about ending my pregnancy. Instead, at 19, I erased the future I had imagined for myself.

#abortion, #adoptions, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #children-and-childhood, #mississippi, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roman-catholic-church, #sex-education, #supreme-court-us, #yale-university

The National Debate Over Abortion Laws

Readers discuss whether one can be a pro-life feminist, high-risk pregnancies and Judaism’s position on abortion. Also: Taking action against Omicron.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #jews-and-judaism, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #warren-tish-harrison, #womens-rights

Mississippi Asks: If Women Can Have It All, Is Roe Necessary?

One argument in the case before the Supreme Court is that the need for abortion rights has passed, because decades of progress have made it easier for women to balance work and family.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #child-care, #mississippi, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us, #womens-rights

The Case Against Abortion

Making the argument that lies behind the constitutional debate.

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

Supreme Court Abortion Case Is About More Than Roe v. Wade

Conservatives may still end up unhappy with a court they now control. 

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #conservatism-us-politics, #law-and-legislation, #polls-and-public-opinion, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us

What Happens to Women Who Are Denied Abortions

Being denied an abortion can have serious consequences for a women’s health and livelihood. It can even be deadly.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #law-and-legislation, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #supreme-court-us, #united-states

Tell Us Your Abortion Story

We want to hear about your experience in your own voice.

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

Biden Officials End Ban on Abortion Referrals at Federally Funded Clinics

The change reversed a key piece of abortion policy set under the Trump administration.

#abortion, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #health-and-human-services-department, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

China’s Abortion Vow Sparks Worries About Limits

The short mention in a sweeping health plan lacked specifics, but it set off concerns in a country with a history of intrusive reproductive policies.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #china, #politics-and-government, #population, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #sex-education, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

Why Scores of Female Athletes Are Speaking Out on Abortion Rights

With a Supreme Court ruling in the balance, an Olympic medalist joined a group of more than 500 athletes supporting reproductive rights.

#abortion, #bird-sue, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #boies-schillerflexner, #crissy-perham, #legler-casey, #planned-parenthood-federation-of-america, #rapinoe-megan, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us

Comedians Turn Their Attention to Abortion

Alison Leiby has an hourlong set looking at the experience of an unwanted pregnancy. She’s among a spate of female artists finding humor in the issue.

#abortion, #alison-leiby, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #comedy-and-humor, #law-and-legislation, #movies, #oh-god-an-hour-about-abortion-play, #plan-b-movie, #unpregnant-movie

Texas Doctor Says He Performed an Abortion in Defiance of New State Law

In an opinion essay in The Washington Post titled “Why I violated Texas’s extreme abortion ban,” Dr. Alan Braid wrote, “I am taking a personal risk, but it’s something I believe in strongly.”

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #center-for-reproductive-rights, #law-and-legislation, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #texas, #washington-post

Abortion Has Never Just Been About Abortion

The way it became a “godsend” for the right is a peculiar tale.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #conservatism-us-politics, #evangelical-movement, #falwell-jerry, #law-and-legislation, #race-and-ethnicity, #schlafly-phyllis, #segregation-and-desegregation, #united-states-politics-and-government, #weyrich-paul-m, #womens-rights

Texas’ Abortion Law Traps Desperate Teenagers

The six-week ban is tragic for adults. It’s worse for minors.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #incest, #law-and-legislation, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #sex-crimes, #teenage-pregnancy, #texas, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

In Texas, When Is Abortion Legal to Save a Woman’s Life?

History shows us that what counts as a threat to a womans life isn’t always clear-cut.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #law-and-legislation, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision

France to Offer Free Contraception for Women Up to 25

The government, responding to what it said was a decline in the use of contraceptives among some young women because of the cost, will pay for contraception starting next year.

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #france, #politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

The Texas Abortion Law Is Not ‘Extreme’

A law preserving the life of a human being at any stage can be considered “extreme” only within a distorted social context.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #texas

SCJN de México vota a favor de la despenalización del aborto

El fallo, que declara inconstitucional una ley del estado de Coahuila, constituye un precedente para la legalización del aborto en todo el país.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #coahuila-mexico, #law-and-legislation, #womens-rights

The Texas Abortion Law Didn’t Come Out of Thin Air

It’s a watershed moment in a long-running war on reproductive rights in the state.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #planned-parenthood-federation-of-america, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #supreme-court-us, #texas

Mexico’s Supreme Court Votes to Decriminalize Abortion

The ruling sets a precedent for the legalization of abortion nationwide.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #coahuila-mexico, #law-and-legislation, #womens-rights

Patricia Maginnis, Pioneering Abortion-Rights Activist, Dies at 93

In the years before Roe v. Wade, she helped shift the debate away from the rules governing abortion providers to women’s right to control their bodies.

#abortion, #assn-to-repeal-abortion-laws-aral, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #deaths-obituaries, #maginnis-patricia-1928-2021, #naral-pro-choice-america, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #san-francisco-calif, #womens-rights

Texas Is Trying to End Roe v. Wade All by Itself

Outpacing Mississippi in the race for the worst state for women.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #law-and-legislation, #planned-parenthood-federation-of-america, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #sex-education, #texas, #women-and-girls

How The Texas Abortion Law is Turning Activists Into Enforcers

The Texas abortion law is the latest example of a harrowing trend.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #republican-party, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us, #texas, #womens-rights

The Texas Abortion Law That Dealt a Blow to Roe v. Wade

The Supreme Court allowed the nation’s harshest abortion ban to go into effect, without lifting a finger.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #law-and-legislation, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us, #texas

Is the Forced Contraception Alleged by Britney Spears Legal?

The United States has a dark history of court-sanctioned sterilization, but more recent rulings and legislation suggest it would violate a basic right.

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #spears-britney, #spears-jamie-1952, #sterilization-reproductive, #supreme-court-us, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-science

Britney Spears Told Court She Wanted Her IUD Removed

The singer told the court that she had not been allowed to go to the doctor to have her IUD removed.

#ashgari-sam, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #federline-kevin, #spears-britney

Witnessing China’s Uyghur Genocide in Xinjiang

If we say Xi Jinping is committing genocide, can we do nothing?

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #china, #concentration-camps, #forced-labor, #muslims-and-islam, #politics-and-government, #sterilization-reproductive, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #xi-jinping, #xinjiang-china

What is the Phexxi Birth Control Method, and Who Owns It?

Saundra Pelletier is marketing a new form of birth control to women wary of hormones.

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #phexxi, #women-and-girls

I Want a Big Family. That’s an Exception in China.

Everything in China is commodified today, including our children.

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #china

The Real Reason Behind China’s Three-Child Policy

Even when the Communist Party eases rules, it is only confirming that such rules exist — and that they are the party’s to dictate. 

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #birth-rates, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #population

China Wants More Babies. Some Men Choose Vasectomies.

As the Chinese government tries to increase the country’s falling birthrate, some millennials are striving for a lifestyle commonly known as “Double Income, No Kids.”

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #census, #china, #parenting, #population, #single-persons, #sterilization-reproductive, #vasectomy

From One Child to Three: How China’s Family Planning Policies Have Evolved

For decades, couples were generally limited to one child to slow population growth. With a potential demographic crisis looming, the government now wants them to have more.

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #birth-rates, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #politics-and-government, #population

Clinics Close, but Abortion Continues

Even as abortion is restricted, telemedicine allows some women to end unwanted pregnancies using legal medications.

#abortion, #abortion-drugs, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #mifeprex-ru-486, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #women-and-girls

A Vaccine Side Effect Leaves Women Wondering: Why Isn’t the Pill Safer?

Scientists were alarmed by blood clots possibly linked to the J&J vaccine. Some women wondered if there shouldn’t be more concern about oral contraceptives.

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #blood-clots, #estrogen, #johnsonjohnson, #lungs, #social-media, #twitter, #vaccination-and-immunization, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-science

Biden’s Silence on Abortion Rights at a Key Moment Worries Liberals

As a case before the Supreme Court threatens Roe v. Wade and Democrats’ urgency grows, many activists believe the president needs to be bolder in defending reproductive rights.

#abortion, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #democratic-party, #law-and-legislation, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #united-states-politics-and-government, #womens-rights

Just How Far Will Republican Attacks on Institutions Go?

For the G.O.P., overturning Roe v. Wade is a live possibility. Taking Jan. 6 seriously is not.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #black-lives-matter-movement, #clueless-movie, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-reform, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government

China Wants to Boost Births. But It’s Wary of Losing Control.

Some local governments are allowing couples to have more children without penalties, but the ruling Communist Party seems reluctant to lift restrictions altogether.

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #census, #children-and-childhood, #china, #politics-and-government, #population, #women-and-girls