Keeping Score: Michelle Yeoh Is First Asian to Win Best Actress Oscar; Progress on Male Birth Control; Parenthood Harms Mothers’ Earnings But Benefits Fathers

“We applaud the exclusion of the Hyde Amendment and ban for D.C. residents, but the fact that other coverage bans that impact federal employees, people in federal detention, and Peace Corps volunteers still remain is simply unconscionable. These policies deny people the freedom to make their own decisions, and they all have to go. Congress read more

Major Pharmacies Can Now Offer Abortion Pills—Here’s What You Should Know

Retail pharmacies, like CVS and Walgreens, will be allowed to fill prescriptions for mifepristone—the first of two pills used for a medical or medication abortion—for the first time in the United States, according to a recent update provided by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The permanent regulatory change is expected to increase abortion access throughout the country following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade last year; the landmark case guaranteed the federal right to abortion since 1973 and was officially reversed in June 2022.

Advocacy groups brace for looming decision that could end abortion pill access

Doctors and reproductive rights advocates are bracing for a decision in a court case that, if successful, could end legal access to abortion pills nationwide.

Abortion pills have become one of the next major fronts in the fight over reproductive health care in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade, and the lawsuit is seen by both sides as the start of the battle to come.