The Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade ruling has sent many teens rushing to their doctors in search of birth control. Wait times for appointments are growing in some areas, and Planned Parenthood offices are receiving a lot of questions for information.
Nancy Davis was one of the first women to get caught in the confusing whirlwind of trigger laws in her home state of Louisiana since Roe v. Wade was overturned in June.
With Roe vs. Wade overturned, abortion bans are taking effect in roughly half the states. Here is an overview of abortion access and the expected impact of the court's decision in every state.
Republican party leaders did not immediately embrace the bill, which would prohibit the procedure after 15 weeks of pregnancy with rare exceptions, and has almost no chance of becoming law in the Democratic-held Congress.
The so-called “trigger law” kicked in as a result of the Supreme Court striking down Roe v. Wade in June.
The law, passed by the state legislature in 2021, makes all abortions performed in the state a felony, except in cases where the mother's life is in danger.
The vote drew broad attention because it was the first state referendum on abortion since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June.
Justice Clarence Thomas said that the Supreme Court should reconsider rulings that legalized same-sex marriage and protected same-sex relationships and contraception in his concurring opinion in favor of Mississippi in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health. This decision overturned the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade abortion ruling which legalized abortion nationwide.
The city council’s move won’t make abortion legal in Dallas, but it does aim to keep it a low priority for law enforcement when the state’s trigger law banning abortions goes into effect.
“If in fact an unwanted pregnancy is an act of god, then impotency must be an act of god," Indiana state Rep. John Bartlett said.
Indiana has become the first state in the U.S. to approve new abortion restrictions since Roe v. Wade was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court.
One of the directives allows states that have not outlawed abortion to apply for specific Medicaid waivers that would, in effect, help them treat women who have traveled from out of state.
Dallas city leaders are discussing a plan that would steer police and funds away from investigations into people who get or provide abortions.
The U.S. Supreme Court issued its judgment Tuesday in the Mississippi case that revoked a constitutional right to abortion. That means Texas’ “trigger law” severely limiting the procedure will soon take effect.
While people consider deleting period tracking apps and worry about interstate travel restrictions, most pregnancy-related criminalizations start in a much simpler way: with a report from a health care provider.
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization and overturned the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide, letting the states have the final say.
Roe v. Wade and Title IX of the Education Amendments set precedents for American women, but only one remains in effect nearly 50 years after.
Democrats argued intensely in favor of enshrining marriage equality in federal law, while Republicans steered clear of openly rejecting gay marriage.
Democrats are asking the Biden administration to make it easier for Texas women to still have access to abortions.
Abortion restrictions and the overturn of Roe v. Wade are having profound repercussions in reproductive medicine as well as in other areas of medical care.