As the authors of a new study on medication abortion write,"There is no evidence that the change in law led to improved abortion outcomes. Indeed, our findings suggest the opposite." Ushma Upadhyay, lead author of the paper, said: "Abortion is a procedure that is so safe that it's hard to substantiate needing a law to make it safer."
Trending Health Systems
- Complaint: Citing Catholic Rules, Doctor Turns Away Bleeding Woman With Dislodged IUD
- Hillary Clinton Played a Critical Role in Making Emergency Contraception More Accessible
- Patients ‘Throwing Up in the Parking Lot’ Under Ohio Abortion Law
- Contraception Access ‘Isn’t Really An Issue,’ Says McConnell Spokesperson
- What Happens When a Catholic-Run Clinic Comes to Your Local Walgreens?
- Kentucky Supreme Court Denies Appeal to Reopen Abortion Clinic
The Kentucky Supreme Court opinion said the EMW Women’s Clinic in Lexington can't reopen because it lacks the required state licensing to operate as a full-time abortion clinic, according to reports.
In a letter to the State of Ohio Medical Board, representatives from nine groups shared comments made by Gonidakis and said he lacked the objectivity required to remain a member of the medical board. The letter’s undersigned said the board should take whatever steps necessary to force Gonidakis’ resignation if he failed to resign.
“It felt heartbreaking,” said Melanie Jones. “It felt like they were telling me that I had done something wrong, that I had made a mistake and therefore they were not going to help me; that they stigmatized me, saying that I was doing something wrong, when I’m not doing anything wrong. I’m doing something that’s well within my legal rights.”
In 2013, investigators charged Patel with both feticide and felony neglect of a dependent, based on the theory that Patel had self-induced an abortion and delivered a live infant, which then almost immediately died post-delivery.