USA – Supreme Court agrees to hear appeal on “free speech” rights of so-called crisis pregnancy centres

  On 13 November 2017, the US Supreme Court agreed to hear NIFLA v. Becerra, a dispute over the meaning of free speech. The case is about a 2015 California law requiring the state’s more than 200 “crisis pregnancy centres” … Continued

USA- Advanced practice clinicians sue for the right to provide abortions in Maine

  Maine is one of 41 states that restrict abortion access by allowing only doctors to perform abortions. It’s one of the most rural states in the nation, and women must sometimes travel the entire day to end a pregnancy, … Continued

USA- After a month of unprecedented personal obstruction by Donald Trump, appeal court orders him to desist and “Jane Doe” has an abortion

  More than a month after she made her decision, “Jane Doe”, a young Mexican migrant in Texas, USA, was able to have an abortion on 25 October after a federal appeals court in Washington, DC cleared the way for … Continued

USA- Exploring the feasibility of obtaining mifepristone and misoprostol from the internet

The study identified a convenience sample of websites that sold mifepristone and misoprostol to purchasers in the United States and attempted to order these products. We documented price, shipping time and other aspects of ordering. We sent the samples received to a testing laboratory that measured the amount of active ingredient in individual tablets.

USA- “The stakes are so high”: interviews with progressive journalists reporting on abortion

News frames can influence public and policy agendas, proponents of abortion access should be concerned with how this issue is covered in the news. While previous research has examined the content of news on abortion, this analysis explores the process of news-making on abortion, examining how journalists understand their role in and experience of covering abortion.

USA: Lawsuit to let pharmacists dispense medical abortion pills, while Congress restricts abortions after 20 weeks

  Hawaiian Dr Graham Chelius has brought a suit with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and several healthcare associations to allow medical abortion to be offered on prescription at local pharmacies. The suit challenges a Food and Drug Administration … Continued

USA – Anti-abortion efforts to take charge of abortion and reproductive health service provision: recipe for failure

  One of only a handful of clinics in the United States providing late abortion care, Germantown Reproductive Health Services in Maryland, may be closing its doors after the owners reportedly sold the facilities to an anti-abortion organisation. The clinic … Continued

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