A woman in Kenya is suing the Kenyan government for failure to provide safe and legal abortions, which caused her daughter - a 15-year-old rape victim - to suffer a kidney failure after undergoing the procedure illegally.
The Supreme Court ruled 5 to 4 today to put a temporary hold on a Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that would have closed all but 9 of the state’s abortion clinics in Texas. The order from the Supreme Court comes in response to an emergency request filed by women’s health care providers on...
The Louisiana health department has allowed Planned Parenthood to apply for a license to provide abortion services in New Orleans, backtracking on a previous rule that barred the organization from opening a clinic in the city.
The US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has refused to suspend a ruling upholding harmful anti-abortion provisions.
The decision allows the state to uphold 2013 bill HB 2, requiring that every reproductive health care facility offering abortion services meet the costly hospital-like standards for buildings known as ambulatory surgical center.
Dougherty County District Attorney Greg Edwards announced yesterday that murder charges against a Georgia woman who ended her pregnancy using a prescription abortion pill she ordered online have been dropped.
The charges, which are unprecedented in the state of Georgia, have left groups on all sides of the abortion debate stunned.
The Virginia Board of Health announced last week that all 18 abortion clinics in the state have renewed their licenses, despite anti-abortion efforts to place limitations on Virginia clinics.
A campaign launched last week in response to more than 200 girls raped and impregnated by Boko Haram members urges President Obama to reinterpret the Helms Amendment to include abortion care.
Arizona health care providers filed a complaint in federal court yesterday against a recently passed state law requiring doctors to give patients false information, including that it may be possible to “reverse” a medical abortion.
In a major victory for women’s reproductive rights, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit last week upheld a lower court ruling striking down Idaho’s 20-week abortion ban, ruling that the law was “facially unconstitutional” because it banned abortions before viability, in direct violation of Roe v. Wade. This is the second time...
The Kansas House of Representatives passed a bill this weekend to slightly lessen Kansas women’s access to abortion care. The bill, which was introduced this year in response to a court order that blocked a 2011 anti-abortion bill from being implemented, passed in the House 109-2 and will now go to the governor. HB 2228...
The California State Assembly passed the Reproductive Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care and Transparency (FACT) Act yesterday.
The House passed a 20-week abortion bill yesterday, making it plain that House Republicans feel that denying women access to abortion care is one of their top three priorities.
House Bill 36 is a restrictive 20-week abortion ban that would force rape survivors seeking abortion care to either report the crime or seek medical care or counseling at least 48 hours prior to having an abortion.
The US House of Representatives voted Thursday night to overturn a Washington, D.C., law that makes it illegal for employers to retaliate against employees who have premarital sex or who have an abortion.
A Stanford law professor, Lawrence Marshall, is taking Patel's case pro bono.
The law makes Kansas the first state to ban most second-trimester abortions.
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This week, Purvi Patel, a 33-year-old woman from Indiana, was found guilty of feticide and neglect and sentenced to 20 years in prison.