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Abortion is legal in Illinois. In Wisconsin, it's nearly banned. So clinics teamed up

Around two days a week, Natalee Hartwig leaves her home in Madison, Wisconsin, before her son wakes up, to travel across the border into Illinois. "Luckily it's summer," said Hartwig, a nurse midwife at Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin. "For now he can sleep in. But any getting ready that has to happen will be on my spouse." She drives... go to Article >

An Arizona judge rules that the state can enforce a near-total abortion ban

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PHOENIX — Arizona can enforce a near-total ban on abortions that has been blocked for nearly 50 years, a judge ruled Friday, meaning clinics statewide will have to stop providing the procedures to avoid the filing of criminal charges against... read more

State 'trigger' laws already having an effect: One abortion clinic moves across state border following ban

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So-called abortion "trigger" laws are already having a significant effect on the availability of the procedure throughout the country. For example, one abortion clinic has already opted to move up the street, just across the state border, to avoid... read more

Every choice, in every story

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Our inbox makes it clear that NPR audience members are listening and reading closely as public radio journalists cover the contentious disagreements at the center of our public and private lives. Whether the topic is abortion access, the battles... read more

The role of independent funds to help people access abortion is growing

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Kim Floren has spent the last several weeks trying to comfort people panicking about the end of Roe v. Wade. "Everybody has been on the spectrum from just being in tears to total panic about what they're going to do," said Floren, who runs South... read more

3 common myths about the abortion debate that many people get wrong

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In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn the federal right to abortion, things are more than a little confused. As lower courts grapple with rapidly changing state laws, patients wonder from day to day if abortion is still... read more

With Roe overturned, state constitutions are now at the center of the abortion fight

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For decades, the legal battle over abortion focused on the U.S. Supreme Court and its guiding document, the U.S. Constitution. Now, with Roe v. Wade overturned, the legal spotlight has shifted to the states, where abortion supporters and opponents... read more

The Texas Supreme Court has blocked an order that resumed abortions in the state

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Texas Supreme Court late Friday night blocked a lower court order that said clinics could continue performing abortions, just days after some doctors had resumed seeing patients following the fall of Roe v. Wade. The ACLU... read more

Infertility patients fear abortion bans could affect access to IVF treatment

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After battling with infertility for several years, Melissa says she finally saw a glimmer of hope through in vitro fertilization. She and her husband started working with a fertility center in Grand Rapids, Mich., in March 2021 and have produced... read more

New Initiative 'We Are Jane' revives a 1960s network that helped women access safe abortions

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Chicago in the 1960s was not safe for people seeking abortions, albeit illegal. But there was a group that could help: The Jane Collective, an underground, volunteer-led network of mainly young women dedicated to providing access to safe, albeit... read more

Mississippi's last abortion clinic shuts down. The owner promises to continue working

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Mississippi's last abortion clinic — and the one at the center of the Supreme Court case used to overturn Roe v. Wade — shut its doors for the last time. Earlier this week, the Jackson Women's Health Organization lost their bid to temporarily... read more