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Kansas Abortion Providers Sue to Block New Intrusive Reporting Law

Kansas abortion providers have filed a legal challenge against House Bill 2749, a new law that mandates abortion providers to report patients’ reasons for seeking an abortion to the state. House Bill 2749 requires each patient to specify the most important factor influencing their decision to have an abortion. The options include: interference with education, […]

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Republicans’ Wavering Abortion Platform

Former President Donald Trump made headlines on Monday by releasing a video on Truth Social, where he expressed his view that abortion laws should be determined by individual states.  “My view is now that we have abortion where everyone wanted it from a legal standpoint, the states will determine by vote or legislation, or perhaps […]

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Arizona Supreme Court Upholds Archaic Abortion Law

On Tuesday, April 9, 2024, Arizona’s State Supreme Court upheld an 1864 abortion law that criminalizes abortions and imposes felony-time sentences on providers who perform them or assist women in obtaining them. Notably, the law does not provide exceptions for cases of rape and incest, but permits abortions solely to save a woman’s life. However, […]

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Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Mifepristone Case

FMF attends rally in front of Supreme Court in support of mifepristone The Supreme Court began oral arguments on March 26th for the case FDA v. Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine, diving into the contentious issue of access to the abortion pill, mifepristone, which is used in more than 60% of all abortions across the nation. […]

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State Equal Rights Amendment provides huge win for abortion access in Nevada

The Eighth Judicial District Court of Clark County has overturned the Medicaid abortion coverage ban in Nevada using the state’s Equal Rights Amendment. Following the overturning of Roe v Wade in 2022, the people of Nevada overwhelmingly voted for adding the Equal Rights Amendment to the state’s constitution. The lawsuit challenging the coverage ban was […]

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Alabama Governor protects IVF access

In early March, Republican Governor Kay Ivey signed the Alabama Senate bill SB159, which protects IVF from “civil and criminal immunity for death or damage to an embryo provided to persons.” This bipartisan bill was proposed in the wake of the recent state Supreme Court ruling that decided frozen embryos are protected by the Wrongful […]

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Biden Details Plan to Restore Reproductive Freedoms

Last Thursday, President Biden gave the 2024 State of the Union Address. His speech marked an important step in both Biden’s presidency and his campaign for the 2024 election, particularly to affirm Biden’s proposed actions to help restore reproductive rights and freedoms across America after a devastating loss resulting from the overturning of Roe v. […]

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France becomes the first country to enshrine abortion access as a constitutional right

Last Monday, French lawmakers approved a bill that amends the constitution to include the right to abortion. France’s landmark decision marks the first of its kind, making France the only country in the world to explicitly safeguard  abortion rights within their national constitution. French Prime Minister Gabriel Attal encouraged lawmakers to make France an example […]

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CVS and Walgreens Set to Dispense Mifepristone: A Game-Changer in Abortion Access

CVS and Walgreens have received certification from The Food and Drug Administration to fill and dispense prescriptions for the abortion pill, mifepristone.   Walgreens is set to start filling prescriptions in select stores in New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, California, and Illinois, while CVS will fill prescriptions in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The pharmacies may expand the […]

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New Reproductive Health Act Takes Effect in Michigan

This week, Michigan’s new Reproductive Health Act (RHA) took effect. The passing of the legislation, which was signed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer last November, comes after Michigan’s success during the 2022 election cycle, where voters passed a historic measure to enshrine the right to reproductive freedom in the state’s constitution.  What is RHA?  The Reproductive […]

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Abortion on the Ballot in 2024

In the 2022 election, Michigan, California, and Vermont voters successfully passed abortion protection referendums, while Kansas, Kentucky, and Montana voters rejected anti-abortion ballot measures. This outcome proved to abortion advocates that it is possible to prevent abortion restrictions from spreading across the nation post-Roe. Currently, there are 12 pro-abortion referendums in various stages of the […]

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Pennsylvania Equal Rights Amendment Provides Win for Abortion Access

On Monday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court released an opinion on abortion rights following a long legal battle in Allegheny Reproductive Health Center et al. v. PA Department of Human Services et al. The case, litigated by the Women’s Law Project under the leadership of Susan Frietsche, centered around the state statute that bans Pennsylvania’s Medicaid […]

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President Biden hosts Restore Roe rally in Virginia

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris hosted a “Restore Roe” rally in Manassas, Virginia on Tuesday, signifying the importance of abortion rights in the 2024 election cycle. They were joined by their spouses, First Lady Jill Biden and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff, who spoke  first as they rallied for the restoration and protection […]

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The 51st anniversary of Roe v. Wade

January 22nd should be a day to celebrate Roe v. Wade’s landmark ruling and look back on how far abortion rights have come in the United States. Instead, we find ourselves in unprecedented times where the right to an abortion is being challenged across the country. 15 states have now passed extremely restrictive abortion laws […]

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Ohio woman will not face criminal charges following miscarriage

Brittany Watts, a 34-year-old woman from Ohio, found herself at the center of a controversial legal battle and faced potential indictment for a fifth-degree felony of “abuse of a corpse” after miscarrying a nonviable fetus at home. Watts’ arrest in October 2023 sent shockwaves through the reproductive rights movement, raising questions about the implications of […]

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New Year, New Laws on Gender and Abortion

As we celebrate the beginning of 2024, many states are kicking off the new year with new laws going into effect, many focused on gender and abortion rights.  There was a record-breaking number of anti-LGBTQ legislation introduced by Republican state legislators in 2023, with the American Civil Liberties Union recording at least 508 bills targeting […]