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Articles Tagged With: Abortion

  • Safe and Legal Abortion Access Under Greatest Threat Since Roe v. Wade Decision

    The largest and most damaging crack in the Roe v. Wade bulwark of abortion access was breached Sept. 1, when the U.S. Supreme Court’s inaction allowed the state of Texas to ban abortions after six weeks of gestation. There are no exceptions for rape or incest. The law gives about any person in the nation the right to sue the abortion provider and anyone else who assisted someone with abortion care.
  • Changes to Medication Abortion Could Result in Pharmacy Dispensing of the Drug

    The easing of the risk evaluation and mitigation strategy restriction on mifepristone will make it easier for women to obtain the drug and could allow for pharmacy dispensing of the drug. Pharmacists should have a seat at the table in the conversation on dispensing prescription medication.
  • Researchers Say It Is Time to Drop REMS Restriction on Mifepristone

    The risk evaluation and mitigation strategy (REMS) restriction on mifepristone has been burdensome for providers and patients, researchers noted. The REMS restriction exacerbates the stigma around abortion care, which already disproportionately affects communities of color and young people.
  • Study: Abortions Do Not Lead to Mental Health Problems

    The authors of a new paper noted the reasons why women decide to undergo an abortion include many mental health risk factors, such as poverty, lack of social supports, domestic violence, rape, incest, pre-existing mental illness, and lack of education. But post-abortion, women’s mental health status does not deteriorate, although stress levels might increase if they experience barriers in obtaining the abortion.

  • FDA Makes Medication Abortion Available Via Telehealth

    The FDA enabled reproductive health providers to prescribe mifepristone, the abortion medication, via telemedicine — at least through the duration of the pandemic. The FDA approved lifting the requirement of in-person dispensing of mifepristone, since the COVID-19 pandemic presents additional COVID-related risks to patients and healthcare personnel when patients visit a clinic solely to receive a prescription.

  • Biden Administration Proposes New Title X Rule

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services proposed a new Title X rule to ensure access to quality family planning services. The proposed changes would revise the Trump administration’s 2019 rules that Title X advocates say are harmful to women served by these public health services.

  • As Title X Advocates Wait for Biden to Lift Gag Rule, Top Court Takes Case

    The U.S. Supreme Court will hear the multiorganization challenge to the former Trump administration’s Title X regulatory changes that caused one out of four Title X providers to leave the program.

  • Supreme Court Decision Reinforces Barrier to Medication Abortion

    A recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court could make it more difficult for women to access medication abortions. In an unsigned brief order on Jan. 12, the Supreme Court said a district court should not have compelled the Food and Drug Administration to lift a requirement that mifepristone, the abortion pill, has to be picked up in person.

  • New Year, New President Affect Abortion, Title X Changes

    Family planning providers anticipate positive changes to the Title X program as President Biden announced his administration would roll back the Trump rules that forced hundreds of family planning clinics out of the program.

  • Biden Boosts ACA, Women’s Health

    Executive actions aim to re-expand Obamacare access, protect reproductive health.