Abortion

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Throughout human history, pregnant people have sought ways to safely end their pregnancies and control their fertility. Today, the most common methods are in-clinic abortions and FDA-approved abortion pills, also known as medication abortion. Access to safe and affordable abortion care improves economic, social, and health outcomes. Yet misinformation is common and abortion opponents work hard to raise medically unnecessary barriers to abortion care. Get information on abortion.

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The FDA says pregnant people can meet with their doctors remotely and have their abortion at home — but first, they must travel during a global pandemic just to pick up their pills.

Abortion with pills, also called medication abortion, is a safe and effective way to end a pregnancy by inducing miscarriage. When pregnant people visit the doctor for an abortion using pills, they are most often prescribed two different drugs, to be taken 1-2 days apart.

At a time when so many states are choosing to take care options away from women, California state legislators are positioned to lead the fight to expand access to reproductive care by making medication abortion available at student health centers on campus for the first time.

Women should not have to see a doctor, or “get permission” from the medical community, before ending their pregnancy with safe and effective FDA-approved medications.

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Trump’s rule and the deliberately confusing health care provider list would create another hoop for people seeking abortion care to jump through to exercise their constitutional right to a safe and legal abortion.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Evita Almassi, ealmassi@nwhn.org or (202) 682-2640

When we think of reproductive justice, our minds tend to gravitate towards subjects like abortion rights, maternal health, and access to birth control.

The Fake News Behind Fake Health Centers

By: Negar Esfandiari and Madelyn McKeague ,, , , Deep Dive Articles

Imagine you are walking along a road, trying to find a pregnancy clinic. You are looking for the one you found online, the one that promised free services and counseling surrounded by soft colors and pictures of kind-looking women. You...

At a luncheon for anti-abortion organizations in Nashville last month, Mike Pence declared that legal abortion would end “in our time.” This shouldn’t come as a surprise since the Trump administration has been working hard to dismantle access to reproductive...

With stigma, situational factors or personal opinions surrounding a woman's right to make her own reproductive decisions, it can be hard for young women to feel comfortable sharing this decision with their parents.

I originally intended to title this column: “Trump officials can't disguise their anti-birth control lies by claiming to care about women's right to know the truth about their health.” But, that’s way too long, and Al Franken’s book title is...

Medication abortion is safe and effective, but medically unnecessary rules block access — by design.

Who Cares? How Doulas Engage in Radical Acts of Kindness

By: Mary Mahoney and Lauren Mitchell ,, , , Deep Dive Articles

Kindness is not simply a soft skill; it is a powerful tool for changing lives for the better. Now more than ever, we find ourselves fielding questions about the necessity of doulas in the bigger picture of reproductive health services.

There are two abortion methods currently available: a procedure performed in an office or clinic, or an abortion brought on by taking FDA-approved medication. Both methods are safe and effective for ending a pregnancy.