All abortions remain halted in Arizona as judge declines to suspend ruling – National |

An Arizona judge on Friday declined to put her order that allowed enforcement of a pre-statehood law making it a crime to provide an abortion on hold, saying abortion rights groups that asked her to block the order are not likely to prevail on appeal. The ruling from Pima County Superior Court Judge Kellie Johnson … Read more

Florida court rules 16-year-old is not ‘mature’ enough to get an abortion – National |

An appeals court in Florida has upheld a decision by a circuit judge to block a “parentless” 16-year-old from having an abortion, ruling she is not “mature” enough to end a pregnancy. The teen was seeking a court waiver to terminate her pregnancy, meaning she wanted to be able to have the procedure done without … Read more

Does U.S. health care law protect emergency abortion? Here’s what to know – National |

The Biden administration has filed its first legal challenge to a state abortion ban since the end of Roe v. Wade, arguing Idaho’s restrictive abortion law leaves doctors facing criminal penalties for providing abortion-related medical care to women in life-threatening medical situations. The U.S. Justice Department may have a strong argument in the Idaho case … Read more

New Biden executive order expected to help ease costs for out-of-state abortions – National |

President Joe Biden on Wednesday will sign an executive order aimed in part at making it easier for women seeking abortions to travel between states to obtain access to the procedure. More specifically, one of the directives Biden will issue will allow states that have not outlawed abortion to apply for specific Medicaid waivers that … Read more

Abortion opponents pushing for more restrictions, laws across U.S. – National |

Now that Roe v. Wade has been toppled, abortion opponents are taking a multifaceted approach in their quest to end abortions nationwide, targeting their strategies to the dynamics of each state as they attempt to create new laws and defend bans in courts. One anti-abortion group has proposed model legislation that would ban all abortions … Read more

Roe v. Wade overturn: Catholic hospitals’ growth impacts reproductive health care in U.S. – National |

Even as numerous Republican-governed states push for sweeping bans on abortion, there is a coinciding surge of concern in some Democratic-led states that options for reproductive health care are dwindling due to expansion of Catholic hospital networks. These are states such as Oregon, Washington, California and Connecticut, where abortion will remain legal despite the U.S. … Read more

Risk of losing abortion access can be stressful, experts say. Here’s how to cope – National |

Losing or potentially losing access to abortion could be distressing for many. Jessica Shaw, an assistant professor of social work at the University of Calgary, says the overturn of Roe v. Wade in the U.S. has impacted not only those living in America but also people in Canada and others around the world. “Most people … Read more

Here’s how Roe v. Wade overturn is impacting other medical care in U.S. – National |

A sexual assault survivor chooses sterilization so that if she is ever attacked again, she won’t be forced to give birth to a rapist’s baby. An obstetrician delays inducing a miscarriage until a woman with severe pregnancy complications seems “sick enough.” A lupus patient must stop taking medication that controls her illness because it can … Read more

Why People Are Skeptical of Companies Covering Abortion Travel

Feminist-advocacy organization UltraViolet has done its own research into corporations funding antichoice candidates or their associated PACs. According to UltraViolet, AT&T gave just under $5 million — 59% of the company’s total political giving in 2020 — to antichoice candidates or their PACs. Disney gave about $450,000 (53% of its political giving in 2020), and … Read more

U.S. women should be careful of period-tracking apps: White House – National |

Women in the United States should be wary of apps that track their menstrual periods after the rollback of federal abortion rights, a White House official said Friday. “I think people should be really careful about that,” Jen Klein, the director of the White House’s Gender Policy Council told reporters Friday, when asked whether the administration … Read more