Gov. Hochul signs bill expanding access to contraceptives
Under the law that will take effect in November 2024, trained pharmacists will be able to distribute self-administered hormonal contraceptives including oral birth control pills, vaginal rings, and the patch to New Yorkers.
Abortion opponents urge Supreme Court to allow limits on abortion drug
Supreme Court justices are considering a request from the Biden administration and a New York-based drug company that manufactures the abortion drug mifepristone to delay lower-court rulings restricting its use.
Demonstrators gather in Washington Square Park over abortion pill ruling
People gathered to protest the right to abortion after a federal judge in Texas ruled to suspend the FDA's approval of the abortion drug mifepristone, which was approved over 20 years ago.
Federal appeals court keeps abortion pill available, with restrictions
A federal appeals court has ruled that mifepristone can remain available, but only up to seven weeks of pregnancy and will no longer be accessible through the mail without a doctor's visit.
Judge halts FDA approval of abortion pill mifepristone
Judge halts FDA approval of abortion pill mifepristone but delays order to give time to feds to appeal.
Oklahoma court greenlights abortion to save mother's life
The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned a portion of the state’s ban on abortion, ruling women have a right to an abortion not just in a medical emergency.
The implications of Walgreens’ decision on abortion pills
Last month, attorneys general in 20 conservative-led states warned CVS and Walgreens in a letter that they could face legal consequences if they sell abortion pills by mail in their states.
Abortion rights groups submit 2023 fall ballot measure in Ohio
The measure would require restrictions imposed past a fetus' viability outside the womb to be based on evidence of patient health and safety benefits.
Satanic Temple launches telehealth abortion care in New Mexico, hopes to expand
The Satanic Temple, which doesn’t believe in a literal Satan, has claimed its abortion ritual is exempt from bans because it’s part of religious practice.
Abortion in Minnesota: Walz signs 'fundamental right' to abortion into state law
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz signed legislation Tuesday guaranteeing abortion access in state law.
'We won't go back': Abortion rights activists rally 50 years after Roe
Sunday is the 50th anniversary of the now-overturned Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that established a federal right to an abortion.
House GOP push anti-abortion measures after gaining majority
Republicans approved two abortion measures Wednesday, making clear they want to go further after the Supreme Court overruled the federal right to an abortion last year.
FDA expands availability of abortion pills
The change could expand access at both brick-and-mortar stores and online pharmacies.
Post-midterms, some states might think twice about strict abortion bans
Even after their gains this month, Democrats lack the power to codify abortion rights into federal law.
Indiana doctor who provided abortion drugs to 10-year-old rape victim defends actions in court
An Indianapolis doctor who provided abortion drugs to a 10-year-old rape victim from Ohio has defended her actions before a judge in the case that drew national attention in the weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June.
Voters say 'yes' to protecting abortion rights in Michigan, California, Vermont, Kentucky
The ballot initiatives come months after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and the constitutional right to abortion it guaranteed to women nationwide.
Which states are voting on abortion rights this election?
The overturning of Roe v. Wade has produced abortion ballot questions in a handful of states come Nov. 8.
Surge in demand for vasectomies following abortions bans prompts clinics to offer free procedure
Free vasectomies will be available next month at three Planned Parenthood clinics in Missouri amid a surge in demand for the procedure after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.
Barnard College to offer abortion pills to students
Barnard College, a private women's college in Manhattan, will offer students abortion pills beginning this fall.
At least 66 US clinics have stopped abortions since Supreme Court ruling, institute says
Abortion access may be impacted in several states because bans were put on hold temporarily under court orders. These states include Indiana, Ohio, and South Carolina.