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For doctors, abortion restrictions create an 'impossible choice' when providing care

Now that the Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, medical ethics experts say many physicians will be caught in a bind: unable to fulfill their professional obligations to provide care to their pregnant patients because of state laws that forbid it. Physicians take an oath to "do no harm" as part of their medical training. They... go to Article >

When does life begin? As state laws define it, science, politics and religion clash

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As life-preserving medical technology advanced in the second half of the 20th century, doctors and families were faced with a thorny decision, one with weighty legal and moral implications: How should we define when life ends? Cardiopulmonary... read more

FBI's investigation into hundreds of attacks by pro-abortion terror group yields zero arrests so far

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The pro-abortion terror group "Jane's Revenge" began targeting pro-life institutions ahead of the Supreme Court's June 24 ruling, which overturned Roe v. Wade. A post attributed to the group and published by so-called Abolition Media on June 14... read more

Doctors weren't considered in Dobbs, but now they're on abortion's legal front lines

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Historically, doctors have played a big role in abortion's legality. Back in the 1860s, physicians with the newly-formed American Medical Association worked to outlaw abortion in the U.S. A century later, they were doing the opposite. In the... read more

Abortions at sea? Doctor shows how far she'd go to legally terminate pregnancies

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A California doctor wants to create a floating abortion clinic in the Gulf of Mexico so that women in southern states can evade pro-life laws and obtain abortions at sea. Dr. Meg Autry, an obstetrician and gynecologist with the University of... 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

States with the toughest abortion laws have the weakest maternal supports, data shows

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Nearly two dozen states have moved to restrict abortion or ban it altogether since the reversal of Roe v. Wade — meaning more people, especially those with low incomes and from marginalized communities, will be forced to carry unwanted pregnancies... read more

Self-induced abortions can raise medical — and legal — questions for doctors

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — As abortion becomes more difficult — or impossible — to access in many states, some patients are buying pills online and managing the process on their own. That can create new questions for healthcare providers about how to... read more

Montana clinics preemptively restrict out-of-state patients' access to abortion pills

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The four states bordering Montana have "trigger laws" in effect or pending now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ended federal protections for abortion, making conservative Big Sky Country an unlikely haven for women seeking to end their... read more

Federal judge blocks Biden administration's 'unauthorized' federal guidance on abortions in Texas

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U.S. District Judge James Wesley Hendrix ruled on August 23 that the Department of Health and Human Services' guidance pertaining to the enforcement of the federal Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act was "unauthorized" in... 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