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Louisiana Legislature Passes Measure Tripling State's Mandatory Delay for Women Seeking Health Care

The Louisiana legislature passed a measure today which triples the state’s mandatory waiting period from 24 to 72 hours for nearly all women seeking abortion services.  The measure—HB 386--now heads to the desk of Governor John Bel Edwards (D)…

10 Years of Legal Abortion in Colombia

(PRESS RELEASE) Today marks 10 years since the Colombian Constitutional Court deemed the country’s blanket ban on abortion unconstitutional and mandated that abortion be legally accessible in some circumstances—a historic move for the court which recognized  women’s sexual and…

AZ Legislature Passes Measure Invalidating Many Recent Restrictions on Medication Abortion

The Arizona legislature passed a measure today which essentially invalidates many of the state’s most recent attempts to restrict access to medication abortion—a safe method of ending an early pregnancy that women in the United States have been using for nearly two decades…

New Human Rights Case Filed on Behalf of Peruvian Rape Survivor Denied Emergency Contraception at Public Hospital

(PRESS RELEASE) Peru’s ban on the distribution of emergency contraception in public hospitals denied a rape survivor access to essential medical treatment following her assault, according to a new case filed in the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) – a principal human rights…

Oklahoma House Passes Measure Banning Abortion

The Oklahoma House of Representatives passed a measure (SB 1552) yesterday which bans abortion by making it a felony for any person to perform or induce an abortion…

Florida Supreme Court Blocks Measure Forcing Women to Delay Health Care, Make Additional Trips When Seeking Safe, Legal Abortion

(PRESS RELEASE) The Florida Supreme Court today blocked a 2015 measure which forces a woman to wait at least 24 hours and make at least one additional,…

Mississippi Governor Signs Ban on Most Common Method of Second Trimester Abortion

(PRESS RELEASE) Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant (R) signed a measure into law today which bans the most commonly used method of ending a pregnancy in the second trimester.   …

House Judiciary Subcommittee Holds Hearing To Restrict Women’s Access to Safe, Legal Abortion

(PRESS RELEASE) The House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice held a hearing this afternoon which focused on another measure further restricting women’s access to safe and legal health care services. …

Arizona Governor Signs Bill Restricting Access to Medication Abortion

(PRESS RELEASE) Arizona Governor Doug Ducey (R) signed a measure into law late last night which would restrict women’s access to medication abortion by forcing them to use a method of administering the medications that appears on the outdated, inferior, and less effective drug label…

Updated FDA Label Better Reflects Evidence-Based Medicine, Could Expand Access to Medication Abortion

(PRESS RELEASE) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced it intends to approve a change to the label for Mifepristone (known as Mifeprex®), a drug used to end an early pregnancy, in order to better reflect current medical practice and years of scientific evidence…