"Anti-abortion rights demonstrators were attacked Friday, one brutally, after an ideological argument outside a Planned Parenthood in Baltimore, police said. The attack involved the suspect tackling an 80-year-old man and pummeling a 73-year-old man before kicking him "with extreme force" in the face, police said...."
"The increased accessibility of the so-called "abortion pill" in New Brunswick is dramatically changing the reproductive-rights landscape and shifting the terms of the debate, according to an assistant professor at the University of New Brunswick. Medical abortions, induced by medication, now outnumber surgical abortions by more than two to one, according to new provincial data collected by Martha Paynter, a teacher and researcher in the faculty of nursing...."
"...NBC News reported this month that Biden administration officials have signaled privately to Defense Department leaders and lawmakers that they are considering reversing the planned move to Alabama over concerns about the state’s strict anti-abortion laws. Since the Trump administration announced in January 2021 that the headquarters would be in Huntsville, there has been a series of reviews and investigations of what has become a fraught, politically contentious process...."
"In a survey of AANHPIs released on Tuesday, 47% of respondents said they did not know where to access medication abortion – commonly referred to as abortion “by the pill” – if they needed it...."
"Victoria Satchwell was desperate when she called the fifth pharmacist asking them to dispense abortion pills for an almost 10-week pregnant client. The woman is a 19-year-old rape victim living in Vredefort, a small farming town in the Free State. Over two days, Satchwell’s team spoke to four pharmacists and they all refused to dispense. Some cited moral reasons, while others simply said they don’t stock misoprostol. ... “She was very close to the cut-off date, which is 10 weeks. So we called pharmacists and they told us they weren’t going to help for religious reasons”, says Satchwell. TELE-HEALTH SERVICE…
"The future of the commonly used abortion drug Mifepristone has been debated in federal courts for months now. Abortion healthcare providers in Michigan said that while the drug is still available, patients are worried...."
"In the year since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down federal abortion protections, state legislatures have passed new laws to shape abortion access in their states. While some states aimed to severely restrict access to abortions, states such as Maryland are seen as “access points” due to more lenient abortion laws. People who wish to terminate their pregnancies are likely to travel into the state for those services. This dynamic is on display at a new clinic called the Women’s Health Clinic of Maryland, set to open in late June. The new Maryland clinic is an extension of the Women’s…
"Around 100 people marched through Downtown Raleigh Friday evening in protest of the state’s new abortion law. The gathering comes just over a week since the General Assembly voted to override Gov. Roy Cooper on a 12-week abortion ban...."
"A judge on Friday put a temporary halt to South Carolina’s new law banning most abortions around six weeks of pregnancy until the state Supreme Court can review the measure. The ruling by Judge Clifton Newman came just about 24 hours after Gov. Henry McMaster signed the bill. The decision means South Carolina reverts back to a ban at about 20 weeks after fertilization. “The status quo should be maintained until the Supreme Court reviews its decision,” Newman said. “It’s going to end up there.” The law passed Tuesday by the General Assembly is similar to a ban on abortion once cardiac…
"Since the overturning of Roe v. Wade in 2022, states have moved to restrict or ban abortion access. Groups and organizations have also popped up in that time to transport people seeking abortion access to states where it’s still legal in their given circumstance. There is a growing group of volunteer private pilots flying people across state lines for abortion access and gender-affirming care. Illinois-based Elevated Access currently has more than 1,500 pilots registered with the organization..."
"A new 'Abortion is Health Care' sign has been put up, this time in Yorkton. The location was no mistake either, according to founder and executive director of Abortion is Health Care Signs Inc., Megan Johnston. Johnston and her team chose Yorkton after seeing a bill tabled by Yorkton - Melville Conservative MP Cathay Wagantall. “She introduced the bill on the premise that she wants judges to have to give higher sentences if someone knows a woman is pregnant, and attacks her, hurts her, or causes her harm in any way,” Johnston told CTV News...."
"South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster signed a six-week abortion ban into law Thursday, with it going into effect immediately. The new ban prohibits all abortions after fetal cardiac activity is detected, which generally occurs at six weeks of pregnancy, with limited exceptions, according to the ban...."
"...A hearing on possible disciplinary action opened Thursday for an Indianapolis doctor who spoke publicly about providing an abortion to a 10-year-old rape victim from Ohio, with finger pointing over how the case became a political flashpoint in the national abortion debate...."
"Nearly one year after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, Planned Parenthood officials say they're preparing to restructure the organization's national office and lay off dozens of staff members, with a new focus on helping local affiliates...."
"A district court judge in Helena has blocked a series of new state abortion restrictions from taking effect while lawsuits challenging their constitutionality move forward...."