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Salvadoran women fight back against criminalization of pregnancy 

El Salvador has one of the harshest laws against abortion in the world, and is notorious for criminalizing pregnant women. In El Salvador, abortion is criminalized even in cases of rape or threat to a woman’s life, and even women who experience miscarriages have been sent to prison for “aggravated homicide.”

El Salvador has one of the harshest laws against abortion in the world, and is notorious for criminalizing pregnant women. In El Salvador, abortion is criminalized even in cases of rape or threat to a woman’s life, ...

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Arizona struggles to find a credible court witness to defend “abortion reversal” law

Remember that law Arizona passed this year requiring abortion providers to inform lie to their patients that it’s possible to “reverse” a medication abortion? Now, the state’s attempt to defend the law against a court challenge is floundering because it’s having trouble finding anyone to defend the law who qualifies as an expert witness

Remember that law Arizona passed this year requiring abortion providers to inform lie to their patients that it’s possible to “reverse” a medication abortion? Now, the state’s attempt to defend the law against a court challenge ...

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Doctors who began providing abortions before Roe v. Wade tell their stories

At New York Magazine, seven doctors who began providing abortions before or shortly after Roe v. Wade reflect on what it was like in those early days, and how anti-choice violence and legislation has affected them in the decades since. 

At New York Magazine, seven doctors who began providing abortions before or shortly after Roe v. Wade reflect on what it was like in those early days, and how anti-choice violence and legislation has affected them in ...

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Thanks to clinic closures, some Texans are forced to wait 20 days to get an abortion

According to an unsurprising but nonetheless concerning study, when half the abortion clinics in a state are forced to shut down, wait times to schedule an abortion appointment increase — by a lot. 

According to an unsurprising but nonetheless concerning study, when half the abortion clinics in a state are forced to shut down, wait times to schedule an abortion appointment increase — by a lot. 

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Infographic: Planned Parenthood is sole safety-net provider of birth control for many

A common refrain among anti-choicers seeking to defund Planned Parenthood, such as Jeb Bush, is that there are other clinics that could offer women, particularly low-income women, the services, particularly contraception, that Planned Parenthood provides in addition to abortion.

Leaving aside the fact that abortion is a critical part of family planning itself, while that may be true in theory, as a new Guttmacher report concludes, the current reality is that Planned Parenthood serves a greater share of clients in need of publicly funded birth control than any other type of provider — and does it more quickly and efficiently.

Our analysis shows unequivocally that Planned Parenthood plays a major role in delivering publicly supported contraceptive services and supplies to women who are in ...

A common refrain among anti-choicers seeking to defund Planned Parenthood, such as Jeb Bush, is that there are other clinics that could offer women, particularly low-income women, the services, particularly contraception, that Planned Parenthood provides in addition to ...

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Pope Francis says Catholics can be forgiven for having abortions if they’re contrite

In a new order, Pope Francis says that during the Vatican’s upcoming Holy Year of Mercy, priests are allowed to absolve Catholics who have had an abortion of their “grave sin” as long as they really, really regret it.

In a new order, Pope Francis says that during the Vatican’s upcoming Holy Year of Mercy, priests are allowed to absolve Catholics who have had an abortion of their “grave sin” as long as they really, really regret it.

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