California legislature sends bill requiring colleges offer abortion pill to governor’s desk

What started off as a student-led movement to get one California college to offer medication abortion on campus turned into state legislation mandating all public universities provide students’ access to the pill — and it’s poised to become law. The bill, SB 320 or the “College Student…

Brett Kavanaugh won’t have to wait long for a chance to overrule Roe v. Wade

At least 13 abortion cases are either awaiting a decision from a federal appeals court, or were recently decided by such a court and thus are ripe for review by the Supreme Court. Any one of these cases could offer the Court’s conservatives a vehicle…

All the ways Brett Kavanaugh is going to help Betsy DeVos

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has faced opposition from advocates of abortion rights, workers’ rights, and voter rights, all of whom have pointed out the disastrous effect he could have on crucial protections. But little has been said about Kavanaugh’s potential impact on public education…

Argentina Senate rejects bill legalizing abortion

Argentina’s Senate Thursday morning rejected a measure to legalize abortion up to 14 weeks. The final vote, 38 to 31 with two abstentions, deals a heavy blow to a grassroots movement that has long tried to legalize abortion. About 60 percent of residents supported the measure to…

It’s official: Support for Roe v. Wade has never been higher

Support for Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision that decriminalized abortion access, has reached an all-time high in the latest poll from NBC News and the Wall Street Journal. Seventy-one percent of U.S. voters, including 52 percent of Republicans, do not believe…

You’re less likely to stay overnight in the hospital for abortion than wisdom teeth removal

Although state lawmakers pushing new abortion restrictions often say they’re just looking out for patients’ health, new research shows those concerns may be unjustified. An Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH) study looking at national emergency room data from 2009 to 2013 found that…

Irish Voters Overwhelmingly Overturn Abortion Ban

Ireland has voted by a landslide to legalise abortion in a stunning outcome that marks a dramatic defeat for the Catholic church’s one-time domination of the Republic. The Irish electorate voted by 1,429,981 votes to 723,632 in favour of abolishing a controversial constitutional amendment that…

GOP Candidate: Planned Parenthood ‘Very Much Like The Holocaüst’

A Republican running for Congress in Arizona compared abortion to the Holocaust this week ― a trope that has a long history in the pro-life movement. Wendy Rogers, a retired Air Force pilot seeking the GOP nomination in the state’s 1st congressional district, made the…