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Patients ‘Throwing Up in the Parking Lot’ Under Ohio Abortion Law

Nicole Knight

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."


Anti-Choice Leader to Remove Himself From Medical Board Case in Ohio

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.


Complaint: Citing Catholic Rules, Doctor Turns Away Bleeding Woman With Dislodged IUD

“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.”


The Crackdown on L.A.’s Fake Clinics Is Working

"Why did we take those steps? Because every day is a day where some number of women could potentially be misinformed about [their] reproductive options," Feuer said. "And therefore every day is a day that a woman's health could be jeopardized."