Abortion Advocates’ Biggest Priorities For The Next 4 Years

“We’ve long known that the promise of Roe v. Wade was never real for working families in America,” Kelsey Ryland, co-director of All* Above All, a reproductive justice policy and strategy organization, tells Bustle. That’s why, she adds, now’s the time to “re-imagine” what Roe can do for people. “The courts are one piece of protecting access to abortion care, but … Continued

Biden readies sweeping rollback of Trump-era abortion crackdown

President-elect Joe Biden is poised to roll back several of the Trump administration’s most restrictive sexual and reproductive health policies, including limits on abortion. Reproductive rights advocates expect Biden to quickly overturn Trump-era rules, like banning federal funds for foreign and national health organizations that promote and provide abortion and giving employers more freedom to … Continued

A Profile of Self-Managed Abortion

Recent developments have made it increasingly difficult for many women to access abortion services in the United States. “Abortion deserts” — cities where people have to travel 100 miles or more to reach an abortion clinic — have become more and more common, the result of restrictive state laws governing access to reproductive care. Six states have … Continued

The Supreme Court Doesn’t Hold All the Power When It Comes to Abortion Rights. Here Are 2 Things the Biden Administration Can Do to Extend Access

All eyes are on new appointments to President-elect Joe Biden’s Administration, with great speculation about which policies those appointees will change first. In particular, reproductive-rights supporters wonder what protection the Biden Administration can provide for abortion now that the Supreme Court has six votes to overturn or to further eviscerate the core holding of Roe v. … Continued

Guest Commentary: Speak out against burdensome restrictions on abortion medication or get ready for limits on other technologies

Unneeded, unscientific restrictions around access to abortion medication remain in place, perpetuating a two decade-long intrusion of politics where it does not belong.  The incoming Biden-Harris Administration now has an opportunity to fix that. The biotech industry should worry about politics being put ahead of public health — similar restrictions could be imposed on any technology … Continued

Abortion rights groups look to hold Biden’s feet to the fire

We’re going to continue to fight and make sure that our voices and our policies are heard,” Planned Parenthood President ALEXIS McGILL JOHNSON told POLITICO. “It’s great to have a receptive ear on the other side, but there may be moments where they may not want to hear us.” DESTINY LOPEZ with the abortion rights group All* Above … Continued

Judge refuses to reinstate rule for dispensing abortion pill

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A federal judge in Maryland has denied the Trump administration’s request to reinstate a rule that would require women to visit a hospital, clinic or medical office to obtain an abortion pill during the COVID-19 pandemic, noting that public health risks for patients only have grown worse.