A new law in France will now allow first-trimester abortions without requiring justification, and the full cost of the procedure will now be covered by the government.
Around 6,000 Cameroonian women die each year from complications of pregnancy and childbirth, and 30 percent of those women did not want to become pregnant in the first place.
Cities and states across the United States are dealing with the legal fallout from the Supreme Court's decision to strike down Massachusetts' 35-foot abortion clinic buffer zone in McCullen v. Coakley in June.
Federal US District Court Judge Myron Thompson ruled yesterday that an Alabama law requiring abortion providers to have admitting privileges is unconstitutional.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed into law yesterday a bill to help protect access to reproductive health care facilities in the state.
Mississippi's last remaining abortion clinic will remain open after a the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld a preliminary injunction against HB 1390, the Mississippi TRAP law requiring abortion providers to obtain admitting privileges at area hospitals.
“Although we celebrate this ruling, we cannot rest until this law and all other TRAP laws are permanently struck down.”
Three of four anti-abortion extremists were found guilty for activities carried out during protests against the state's last-standing abortion clinic.
The Texas Policy Evaluation Project (TxPEP) released a study in the medical journal Contraception finding that access to abortion has been significantly reduced since the state enacted it omnibus anti-abortion law HB2.
Our NCAP Director talked about what's happening in New Orleans and across the country in the wake of McCullen v. Coakley.
Women's rights organizations, medical groups, and religious leaders joined several activists yesterday at a rally on the steps of the Colorado state capitol to launch a campaign against a new personhood initiative on the state's November ballot.
"It's an encroachment on my right as a neighbor."
An Alaska state court judge this week temporarily blocked a law that created a narrow definition for when abortions were "medically necessary" and therefore covered under Alaska Medicaid.
The state of Massachusetts is expected to soon push legislation providing greater protections to reproductive health clinics following the Supreme Court's ruling in McCullen v. Coakley.
These health insurance policies can now only cover abortion "in the case of medical emergency," but not in cases of incest or rape.
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon last week vetoed a 3-day waiting period for abortions and issued a fiery response to state lawmakers who signed off on the measure. Now, the Republican-led legislature is threatening to override when Missouri's state session resumes next term.
Mississippi law now bans abortion 20 weeks after a woman's last menstrual period, and a new Florida law went into effect banning abortion at any point in the pregnancy once a fetus is deemed viable unless two doctors certify in writing that it is necessary to protect the health and life of the woman.
Although the State Senate passed nine planks of the WEA as separate bills, the full act ultimately did not move forward because Senate Republicans opposed a provision that would codify Roe v. Wade.
Portraying buffer zone laws as a response to “clashes” of political opinion overlooks the harrowing history behind McCullen and the much larger trend of violence against abortion providers and patients that it represents.