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She Got An Abortion In Arkansas At 21 Weeks. Soon, That Could Be Illegal.

A 25-year-old woman tried for five months to get an abortion. By the time she made it to the clinic, it was almost too late.

Ema O'Connor • 9 days ago

This Mom And Her Seven Kids Have Dedicated Their Lives To Helping Women Get Abortions In The South

The Mississippi Reproductive Freedom Fund helps women get abortions when they can’t afford them. It’s run by a mom and her seven kids.

Ema O'Connor • 10 days ago

Sen. Chris Coons Thinks Churchgoing Christians Could Help Turn The Tide For Abortion Rights. If Only Democrats Would Talk To Them.

As abortion is becoming one of the most important issues in the country, Coons argues that Democrats are leaving churchgoers behind.

Ema O'Connor • 24 days ago

Trump Tried To Let Health Care Providers Refuse To Provide Transgender Care And Abortions — Now He’s Getting Sued

Health care groups are suing the Trump administration arguing that the rule could create a “chilling effect” that would greatly decrease access to abortion and sex reassignment care.

Ema O'Connor • 27 days ago

Almost All The 2020 Presidential Candidates Say They Want To Make Roe V. Wade Law

The proposal isn’t new, but before last week it lived in relative obscurity. Now, nearly every Democrat running for president has it at the top of their platform.

Ema O'Connor • One month ago

Cory Booker Vows To Make Roe V. Wade The Law Of The Land As President

The 2020 hopeful told BuzzFeed News that recent abortion restrictions are “a threat to women's freedoms and women's rights all over our country,” not just in the states that have passed them.

Ema O'Connor • One month ago

All Of These New Anti-Abortion Laws Are Part Of A National Effort To Overturn Roe V. Wade

Anti-abortion activists have been pushing these restrictive state laws for years in a concerted, national effort to get the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Ema O'Connor • One month ago

The ACLU Is Suing Over Ohio’s Six-Week Abortion Ban

Courts have struck down similar laws in Iowa, Kentucky, and North Dakota, and legal challenges are pending or expected in several states. No such ban has taken effect so far.

Zoe Tillman • One month ago

The Trump Administration Will Allow Health Workers To Refuse Abortion And Sex Reassignment Services

The rule will protect discrimination based on “conscience” or “religious beliefs,” but opponents argue it will greatly limit access to care.

Ema O'Connor • One month ago

Cecile Richards Is Starting A New Political Organization And Linking Back Up With Planned Parenthood

Richards is partnering with Alicia Garza of Black Lives Matter and Ai-jen Poo of the National Domestic Workers Alliance to mobilize activists with their new group, Supermajority.

Ema O'Connor • One month ago

Trump Is Gutting Health Care Protections For Transgender People And Those Who Have Had Abortions

A draft rule released Friday would undo nondiscrimination protections in health care for those who have had abortions as well as transgender people.

Dominic Holden • One month ago

Inside The San Diego Church Where ICE And Border Patrol Bring Pregnant Women

For years, ICE and Border Patrol dropped off pregnant women at Christ Ministry Center. Now, as a record number of families are overwhelming the border, the church is overcrowded and being shut down.

Ema O'Connor • 2 months ago

The Supreme Court Will Decide Whether Employers Can Discriminate Against LGBT Employees

The court will look at whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which prevents discrimination “on the basis of sex,” applies to LGBT individuals.

Ema O'Connor • 2 months ago

Ohio's Governor Just Banned Abortion After A Month And A Half

Ohio is the seventh state to pass legislation that bans abortion after a heartbeat is detected. So far, none of the legislation has successfully become law.

Ema O'Connor • 2 months ago

Trump Is Doubling Down On His Already Expansive Anti-Abortion Foreign Policy

Trump’s rule banning US funding from groups that “provide or promote” abortion was already further-reaching than any previous Republican president’s.

Ema O'Connor • 3 months ago

Military Doctors Told Them It Was Just "Female Problems." Weeks Later, They Were In The Hospital.

From body armor to health care, the US military has been slow to adapt to women in its ranks. Female service members are paying the price, often with lifelong consequences.

Ema O'Connor • 3 months ago

Rep. Ilhan Omar Has Apologized For Using “Anti-Semitic Tropes” In a Tweet After Democratic Leaders Criticized Her

Omar suggested in a tweet that support for Israel was “all about the Benjamins,” earning her criticism from both parties.

Ema O'Connor • 4 months ago

Planned Parenthood Is Losing Top Political Aides As Its Staff Worries Over Its Changing Direction

The executive director of Planned Parenthood’s political arm and their political outreach director announced their departures Thursday, but Planned Parenthood says nothing has changed.

Ema O'Connor • 4 months ago

A Pennsylvania Court Blocked Trump’s Birth Control Rules Across The US — Again

The same day new rules allowing employers to drop contraception coverage were scheduled to go into effect, a Pennsylvania court blocked them.

Ema O'Connor • 5 months ago

Planned Parenthood’s New President Wants To Focus On Nonabortion Health Care

The organization is still committed to providing abortions and reproductive care but Wen, the first female physician to run Planned Parenthood, is embarking on a cross-country listening tour to learn how best add or expand nonabortion services.

Ema O'Connor • 5 months ago