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Supreme Court Unanimously Concludes That Anti-abortion Groups Have No Standing to Challenge Access to Mifepristone – But the Drug Likely Faces More Court Challenges

Protest in support of protecting access to abortion. Photo from Wikimedia Commons by Matt Hrkac from July 9, 2022. By Naomi Cahn and Sonia Suter / The Conversation On June 13, 2024, the Supreme Court of the United States unanimously decided to uphold access to mifepristone, one of two pills used in medication abortion. Mifepristone has long been used safely […]

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Wins at the Ballot Box for Abortion Rights Still Mean Court Battles for Access

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Q&A: Undoing Abortion Rights Is Creating an Impact We Will ‘Feel for Decades’

March for Reproductive Rights. Photo from Wikimedia Commons by Louise Palanker from October 1, 2021. By Marissa Wright / PRISM A few days after the Supreme Court issued its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that rescinded the constitutional right to abortion, journalist Rebecca Traister explained the need for abortion stories: “Without people who have had abortions describing their realities,” […]

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Nevada Coalition Submits 200K+ Signatures for Abortion Rights Ballot Measure

March for Reproductive Rights. Photo from Wikimedia Commons by Louise Palanker from October 1, 2021. By Brett Wilkins / Common Dreams An amendment to enshrine abortion rights in Nevada’s constitution moved one step closer to appearing on this November’s ballot Monday as reproductive rights defenders submitted nearly twice the number of required signatures to state […]

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‘Rushing to judgment’: AZ speaker punishes GOP rep who voted with Dems to repeal 1864 law

The Arizona House of Representatives — which is under Republican control — narrowly voted Wednesday to repeal the controversial Civil War-era law that effectively outlaws all abortions. The three Republicans who sided with all Democrats to abolish the legislation suffered almost immediate consequences. According to state government news site Pluribus, the three Arizona Republican lawmakers […]

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GOP Lawmakers Block Bill to Repeal Arizona’s 1864 Anti-Abortion Statute, Again

New York, NY – May 21, 2019: Hundreds of pro-choice demonstrators rally for women rights organized by Planned Parenthood on Foley Square (Shutterstock) By Chris Walker / Truthout In Wednesday, Arizona Republicans blocked efforts in both houses of the state legislature to repeal a territorial-era abortion ban. This marks the second time this month that Republicans […]