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My Abortion Was the Most Positive Experience I Had with Canadian Healthcare
I had expected the procedure to be fraught with difficulty, given the experiences of many women. I proved to be the exception.
The UK Will Finally Vote to Decriminalize Abortion Today
Under archaic Victorian laws, women can face criminal charges if they obtain an abortion without the permission of two doctors. A vote in Parliament could change all that.
New Website Offering Abortion Pills Online Launches in the US
Aid Access lets patients buy abortion pills online and administer them themselves without having to see a doctor in-person.
California Colleges May Soon Be Required to Provide Abortion Pill on Campus
It can be prohibitively hard for college students to access abortion care. A bill being heard in Senate committee today would change that for students at California public universities.
I Ordered 20 Abortion Pill Packs from the Internet to Test If They're Real
Numerous online drug-sellers say they sell the abortion pill—but what are women actually getting when they order it? I decided to find out.
Even with Universal Healthcare, DIY Abortions Are on the Rise in the UK
Abortion is legal and free to access through the NHS in most of the UK, but new research suggests that vulnerable women are being forced to seek other options.
Taking the Abortion Pill Without Visiting a Doctor Is Totally Safe, Study Finds
In the US, women are forced to take the abortion pill in the presence of a healthcare provider. A new study of 1000 women who received the pill in the mail suggests the regulations aren't neccessary to make sure the procedure safe and effective.
The Abortion Pill was Supposed to Revolutionize Abortion Access. What Happened?
The abortion pill is safe and easy—and it could give American women unprecedented reproductive autonomy. Its political opponents have spent over a decade ensuring this doesn't happen.
Letters from Women Pleading for Abortion, Sent in 1917, Mirror Emails Sent Today
In the early 1900s, desperate American women wrote letters to the founder of Planned Parenthood begging for help with unwanted pregnancies. A century later, they're sending eerily similar messages to an international abortion-by-mail service.
The Activists Fighting to Legalize DIY Abortions
As reproductive healthcare becomes increasingly inaccessible in America, more and more women are taking matters into their own hands—and some activists think they should be allowed to do so free of punishment.
Ohio's Abortion Pill Restrictions Literally Made Women Sick, Study Finds
In 2011, Ohio Republicans passed a law requiring abortion providers to follow outdated requirements for the abortion pill. As a result, women needed additional treatment, incurred higher costs, and were nearly twice as likely to experience side effects.
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The FDA Just Made It a Lot Easier to Get an Abortion
The updated FDA label for the abortion pill Mifeprex requires fewer doctors visits, provides a lower dosage, and gives women more time to use the pill.