A legal challenge to the state's restrictions on medication abortion may be close to resolution. But is that a good thing for the women in Wisconsin?
Eight Clinics, One Plane, and a Vast Number Of Reasons It’s So Difficult to Get an Abortion In Alaska
Even for a woman with means, in a state as large as Alaska, an abortion is nearly impossible to access. But it doesn't have to be.
"This decision by the government will enable tens of thousands of women each year to complete their treatment in the comfort and privacy of their own home," said Richard Bentley, managing director at Marie Stopes UK.
A state court judge ruled the measure violates the Oklahoma Constitution.
“Part of what Carafem wanted to do was to speak openly and unapologetically about abortion in the same way that other providers speak about their services,” said Melissa Grant, Carafem's vice president of health-care services. “This feels like a First Amendment issue .... It feels wrong.”
Could restrictions on medication abortions be the next round of laws advocates challenge after Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt? Research from Ohio suggests that might be a good idea.
On Monday, a judge issued a permanent injunction against a 2011 law that would have regulated medication abortion out of existence in the state.
The ruling clarifies that doctors do not need to be present for patients taking the second of a two-dose regime for a medication abortion.
The ruling prevents extreme restrictions on the use of abortion-inducing medication from taking effect while a lawsuit challenging their constitutionality moves forward.
“The abortion pill is safe, effective, and legal. So why is the FDA keeping it locked away from women who need it?”
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