Florida, 16, refusal to abort

A pregnant 16-year-old girl in North Florida may be forced to give birth after an appeals court ruled on Monday that she was not “mature” enough to have an abortion. According to the decision, the teenager first went to an Escambia County circuit judge last week when she was ten weeks pregnant and said she … Read more

Abortion rights victory gives Democrats new hope for midterm elections

CNN — It’s not often that Democrats turn to dark red Kansas for a resounding assertion. But on Tuesday night, when Kansans voted overwhelmingly to keep abortion rights protections in their state constitution, that’s exactly what happened. The size and scope of the result came as a shock to even the most optimistic Democrats. Not … Read more

ACT Government to provide free abortion services to Canberra residents from 2023

Canberra residents who are up to 16 weeks pregnant will be able to access free medical and surgical abortions from next year. The ACT government will spend $4.6 million over four years to remove out-of-pocket fees for services to ensure women have access to safe abortion. Deputy Chief Minister Yvette Berry said tackling potential inequalities … Read more

Texas sues Biden administration over reproductive care advice for ER patients

CNN — Texas filed a lawsuit on Thursday challenging actions taken by the Biden administration following the overturning of Roe v. Wade by the Supreme Court — actions that Texas says illegally preempt state abortion laws. Texas is challenging recent Department of Health and Human Services guidelines — issued Monday after an executive order from … Read more

Mexican network sends abortion drugs to American women

Mexico City CNN — One day late last month, as new abortion restrictions began to take shape in US states, three Mexican women quietly entered the country at various points along the border, carrying dozens of abortion pills hidden in their belongings. The drug, an FDA-approved two-drug combination, had traveled through the interior of Mexico … Read more

Mexican network smuggles abortion drugs to American women | Right

One day late last month, as new abortion restrictions began to take shape in US states, three Mexican women quietly entered the country at various points along the border, carrying dozens of abortion pills hidden in their belongings. The drug, an FDA-approved two-drug combination, had traveled through the interior of Mexico in the previous days, … Read more

Biden signs abortion rights executive order challenging state laws

Biden’s statement reflects his growing frustration with his administration as it urges people to vote. “You, the women of America, can determine the outcome of this case,” he said, pointing out that the courts had “not a clue about the power of American women.” “For God’s sake, there’s an election in November. Vote, vote, vote,” … Read more

Maryland midwife says she’s willing to perform abortions – NBC4 Washington

After a new law took effect in Maryland allowing nurse practitioners, physician assistants and midwives to perform abortions, a DC-area midwife said she was ready to help women in this process. “My colleagues and I are ready to do this work to preserve women’s autonomy. It’s simple,” midwife Mairi Breen said in an interview with … Read more

The force of the Supreme Court’s right turn has shaken the country

CNN — The Supreme Court has intervened in every corner of American life, rearranging intimate family choices, violating the separation of church and state, and narrowing the actions the government can take to prevent gun violence or protect the environment. The upheaval of recent weeks, especially as the court squarely ended half a century of … Read more