NIH officials backed away from publicizing promising federally funded research involving human fetal tissue cells during the Trump administration, calling one study “a political landmine.”
"The misconception that abortions are easy to get is far from reality."
"If My Uterus Shot Bullets, It'd Be Less Regulated," And 22 Other Women's March Signs That Speak For Themselves
"I demand separation between my vagina and state."
In Washington, DC, demonstrators marched to the Supreme Court. Justices will hear arguments on a major challenge to Roe v. Wade in December.
A Judge Asked Why Texas Didn’t Enforce Its Own Abortion Ban If It’s “Confident” The Law Is Constitutional
The Justice Department is asking a judge to block Texas’s SB 8, which deputizes private individuals to sue to enforce a six-week abortion ban.
"It was freeing knowing I had options," the member of Congress said.
Reproductive rights are human rights, plain and simple.
26 People Told Us Why They Changed From Anti-Abortion To Pro-Choice, And You Should Read This No Matter What You Believe
"It hit me that pro-life really just means pro-birth. They don’t give a damn what happens to the babies after they’re born."
Hundreds Of Athletes Have Signed Onto A Brief Calling For The Supreme Court To Protect Abortion Rights
"To have any of that autonomy taken away, to have someone else make decisions for my body and my career, is to take away my life’s pursuit," one Olympic soccer player said.
Two lawsuits filed by people who don't live in Texas are testing the new abortion ban.
These People Are Telling Their Abortion Stories As The Supreme Court Prepares To Hear Its Biggest Reproductive Rights Case In Decades
More than 6,600 people signed their names to a new brief supporting abortion rights: “I hope the justices read every single one of them.”
Tell us your story.
“We don’t want it to be hundreds of prosecutions before we’re ready," one reproductive rights advocate said.
The recent Texas abortion ruling makes the need for safe and legal abortion even more urgent. My grandmother is proof.
"It's not always a gut-wrenching decision and it shouldn’t have to be."
We want to hear from you about when you knew you were pregnant to better understand how this law could affect people.
We want to hear from you.
Just 4 out of 25 officials responded to questions, and many of the most vocal anti-abortion advocates were silent about the 6-week ban.
It usually takes the Supreme Court months to rule in a case. But there’s a back door, and it’s getting a lot of use.
"My body, my choice, my life."
“It creates all these hurdles that people have to jump over just to access basic, essential time-sensitive healthcare," one advocate said.
A Texas law that bans abortions at 6 weeks of pregnancy just went into effect.
A 6-Week Abortion Ban Is Taking Effect In Texas And Upending Decades Of Protections For Abortion Rights
The law, which bans abortions after 6 weeks of pregnancy and empowers private citizens to sue to enforce it, went into effect Wednesday in a monumental shift on abortion rights.
From what it is, to how it works in your body, let's break this down.
People Who Have Had Abortions They Don't Regret Are Discussing The "Forbidden Grief" They Feel, And Their Stories Are Important
"Whether or not you regret your decision is irrelevant to whether you deserve to heal."
The Supreme Court — now with a 6–3 conservative majority — will consider Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban during the next term.
Biden just signed an executive order rescinding Trump's "global gag rule," which bans organizations from providing, or even discussing abortion, if they receive federal funding.
Loeffler, the richest member of Congress, is fighting for her seat against Democrat Raphael Warnock in a January runoff election.
Melissa McCarthy Was Called Out For Donating To An Anti-Abortion Charity, And She Just Responded On Instagram
"There's no other way to say it, we blew it."
Barrett deepens the court’s conservative wing to 6–3. She was sworn in Monday night at the White House.
White Christian mothers have historically succeeded in carrying out the work of white supremacist patriarchy by dressing it in a prettier, more feminine package.
Stevie Nicks Spoke Candidly About Her Abortion And Said She "Would Have Had To Walk Away" From Fleetwood Mac Without It
“If I had not had that abortion, I’m pretty sure there would have been no Fleetwood Mac."
Judge Amy Coney Barrett Won’t Say How She’d Rule On Abortion, Healthcare, Marriage Equality, Or The Election
Barrett cited judicial ethics rules and told senators it wouldn’t be appropriate for her to signal in advance how she might rule on a certain issue.
Alexis McGill Johnson, Planned Parenthood’s first Black president in decades, vowed to make changes in response to the audit, which was obtained by BuzzFeed News.
More than a dozen cases are just one step away from the Supreme Court. They could allow the court to overrule Roe — or to restrict abortion for hundreds of thousands of people.
A Senator Wrote An Impassioned Letter To Her Colleagues About Her IVF Treatment And Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee
The letter is in response to reports that Judge Amy Coney Barrett publicly supported an organization that believes in vitro fertilization should be criminalized.
The Trump Administration Is Giving Up Its Fight To Prevent Undocumented Teens From Getting Abortions
The administration issued a new policy explicitly preventing ORR staff from blocking minors in its care from obtaining abortions or disclosing their pregnancies.
Here’s How Judge Amy Coney Barrett, Trump’s Newest Supreme Court Nominee, Has Ruled On Abortion, Immigration, And Policing
Barrett has consistently sided with her fellow Republican appointees on the bench.
Volunteers Are Coming Out In Droves To Support Planned Parenthood After Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Death
Planned Parenthood and other reproductive rights groups are mobilizing droves of new volunteers and running TV ads to elect Democrats after Ginsburg’s death.
Donald Trump's opposition is nothing new. From the founding, the mail has knitted the country together.
Seen as the “gold standard” in many areas of medical research, fetal cells are widely used in coronavirus vaccine research.
After a decadelong battle, I won a libel suit filed by a Canadian company that has turned an untold number of pregnant women’s lives upside down.
The Supreme Court Struck Down An Anti-Abortion Law In Louisiana In Its First Major Abortion Case Under Trump
The Supreme Court upheld the constitutional right to abortion Monday, rejecting a state’s attempts to limit access to the procedure for the second time in four years.
California universities are going to be online-only through 2020, some of your fave movies were the biggest box office flops, and we talk to NARAL Pro-Choice president Ilyse Hogue about some states using Coronavirus to limit access to abortion.
Arkansas Is Being Sued For Banning Abortions During The Coronavirus But Letting Dentists Continue Taking Appointments
Arkansas is the sixth state to try to block abortion access during the pandemic.
Texas’s Ban On Abortions During The Coronavirus Outbreak Can Go Back Into Effect Following An Appeals Court Ruling
A federal judge had put a temporary hold on the state’s abortion ban, but an appeals court overturned the ruling Tuesday.
Reproductive rights groups have sued five states, including Texas, Alabama, Oklahoma, Iowa, Indiana, and Ohio, for banning abortions as part of their coronavirus-mitigation strategies.
"It’s unconscionable that the Texas Attorney General is exploiting this pandemic to end abortion in the state."
One Planned Parenthood affiliate said it's actually seeing an uptick in patients showing up for appointments as people grow concerned about their health insurance and access in the future.
Marie Newman, who lost to Rep. Dan Lipinski by just two points in 2018, just beat the incumbent.
The National Right To Abortion Is Facing An Intense Threat. This Group Has Been Preparing For This Fight For Decades.
The Center for Reproductive Rights will argue in the first major Supreme Court case over abortion in the Trump era, which could gut Roe v. Wade.
I know from personal experience that it’s already very hard to get an abortion in Louisiana. The Supreme Court could make things even worse.
Facing public budget cuts and restrictive anti-abortion legislation, some medical providers are using Reddit to connect with people who can't find answers anywhere else.
"I'm also grateful to have lived in a moment in our society where choice exists, because as women and as girls, things can happen to our bodies that are not our choice."
The members, including two Democrats, wrote in a brief that the national right to abortion is unworkable ahead of a major abortion rights case.
This year, the battle over abortion rights reached a fever pitch. That’s what this entire decade was building toward.
The Supreme Court Allowed A Kentucky Law Requiring A Woman To Listen To A Fetus’s Heartbeat In Order To Get An Abortion
The law also requires the doctor to give the patient an ultrasound and describe the images before the patient can get an abortion.
Only one qualification matters for today's Republicans, and it has nothing to do with your legal experience.
Anti-Abortion Protesters Are Running A Candidate Against This Pregnant Labour Politician During The General Election
Stella Creasy said: “I may be heavily pregnant but I can promise residents that won't stop me fighting tooth and nail to protect my hometown from such toxic attempts to divide us.”
A Judge Struck Down A Trump Policy That Would Have Let Health Workers Refuse Abortion And Sex Reassignment Services
The judge said that the Trump administration's justification for the rule’s existence was “flatly untrue.”
The law was written by anti-abortion advocates to be challenged in court until it reaches the Supreme Court, in the hopes of overturning Roe v. Wade.
Abortion Online launches six months after a similar service was forced to shut down due to hefty operating costs.
In a region wrestling with alarming rates of gender-based violence, El Salvador stands out for its relentless persecution of women suspected of having abortions.
Campaigners Celebrated At Midnight As Abortion And Same-Sex Marriage Became Legal In Northern Ireland
Pressure is now on the government to put a framework in place so that women can access fully funded local abortion services.
The Louisiana law the court will review requires abortion clinics to have hospital admitting privileges. Opponents say it could result in nearly all of the state's clinics closing.
The Protesters Who Targeted A Pregnant MP With Anti-Abortion Billboards Have Been Referred To The Taxman
The move came after questions were raised in Parliament by Stella Creasy, who said she had been targeted by “a campaign of intimidation and harassment against myself and by extension my constituents in Walthamstow.”
The law also declared a fetus a “natural person,” but it “failed to address” what that would mean legally, the judge wrote.
Stella Creasy, who is pregnant, said the campaign against her by the UK arm of a US anti-abortion group made her feel "physically sick".
This Politician Survived Child Sexual Abuse. She Says Listening To Anti-Abortion Advocates Was Triggering
"I continued to have a recurring nightmare that I had become inexplicably pregnant and faced ridicule at school and being labelled a slut."
A bill to remove the procedure from 119-year-old criminal law was passed Thursday morning.
Asking for reproductive autonomy isn't how everyone would most like to spend a sunny day in the harbour city.
“It is very concerning that a letter from a group of senators can silence the voices of medical and scientific experts,” said a doctor who fact-checked the video.
The fact-check was conducted by three doctors who determined an anti-abortion activist's claim that "abortion is never medically necessary" was false.
Exclusive: Polling by the United States Studies Centre shows that current New South Wales abortion laws are “out of step with public opinion”.
The judge also ruled Missouri could enforce a ban on abortions solely based on gender, race, or Down syndrome diagnosis for now, but said he expected that ban to be struck down eventually.
"Sex-selection abortion bans come from the toolbox of the anti-abortion movement."
The 19-year-old from Chicago is the second user of the meme-sharing site in less than a week to be arrested for allegedly making violent threats.
Evelyn Hernández was put on trial — again — last week for aggravated murder after she delivered a stillborn in 2016. After weeks of uncertainty, a judge ruled on Monday that she was innocent.
Democratic presidential hopefuls have called on King to resign for Wednesday's comment.
Evelyn Hernández was convicted of aggravated murder after a stillbirth, but was released after serving 33 months. This week, she is going back to court for the same alleged crime.
Planned Parenthood Has Ousted Its President, Leana Wen, Amid A Dispute Over The Organization's Direction
Wen had worked to emphasize the group’s status as a health care provider, leading to concerns among some staff that the organization was moving away from politics.
Peers Have Been Criticised For Attempting To Derail Same-Sex Marriage And Abortion Rights In Northern Ireland
Members of the House of Lords have been criticised for laying down so-called wrecking amendments, designed to alter or counteract the historic votes passed by MPs last week.
The vote marks the culmination of a long campaign from MPs and charities to urge the government to grant abortion rights in Northern Ireland.
"Thank you for helping save my life by allowing me to choose," one woman wrote to an abortion fund that helps pay for women to have abortions they couldn’t otherwise afford.
Ebony Jemison shot Marshae Jones, killing her unborn child. Jones was indicted for manslaughter. Jemison told BuzzFeed News that’s too harsh: “She didn’t go upon killing her baby herself.”
"It's really dire and is going to cause harm to a lot of people," an attorney with the Center for Reproductive Rights said.
None Of The Men Battling To Be The UK's Next Prime Minister Have Said They Will Extend Abortion Rights To Northern Ireland
BuzzFeed News asked all of the prime ministerial hopefuls whether they would legislate to give people in Northern Ireland the same rights as the rest of the UK.
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.
Anti-abortion laws are forcing businesses to consider how we would operate in places where women’s health services are made illegal.
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.
The Trump Administration Can’t Block Undocumented Teens From Getting Abortions, A Federal Appeals Court Ruled
“We cannot accept the suggestion that minors in ORR custody should be compelled to carry pregnancies to term against their wishes ... so that others will be deterred from desiring to come here.”
"It's a person's right to tell their stories, that's why I hadn't told mine," she said. "But I realized it will help humanize an issue that's been taken over by a lot of white men."
2020 Democrats Are All Ready To Repeal The Hyde Amendment. The House Is Set To Vote For Hyde Again Anyway.
House leadership said a fight over the amendment that prevents the use of federal money for abortions could “collapse” a bill to fund the government.
"Thanks to inspiring support like hers, Planned Parenthood can continue to fight back against these dangerous attacks on people’s health and lives."
Pinterest said Live Action, which has more than 3.3 million social media followers, was spreading misinformation and conspiracy theories.
I worked in a 40-bed hospital ward dedicated to women whose unsafe abortions went wrong. Deaths were a common occurrence.
NIH scientists will stop using fetal tissue, and an ethics board will be formed to approve new grants at external institutions.
Bernie Sanders Is Endorsing Marie Newman Against One Of The Last Anti-Abortion Democrats In Congress
“She will be a powerful voice for upholding Roe v. Wade,” Sanders told BuzzFeed News.
“We can lift up our base, the people who want desperately to be heard in this election, but we can also reach across the aisle and find red and purple voters who desperately want to be heard too,” Kirsten Gillibrand told BuzzFeed News.
"I left and got my medical training ... and now I’m back to serve the women of Alabama, and they deserve better."