The University of Alabama at Birmingham health system said in a statement Wednesday that it must evaluate whether its patients or doctors could face criminal charges or punitive damages for undergoing IVF treatments.
Frozen embryos created during fertility treatments can be considered children under Alabama state law, the state’s Supreme Court ruled Friday.
The report examined pregnancies resulting from rapes in states with abortion bans after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in 2022.
Kate Cox, a North Texas woman who was denied abortion in the state, will attend the State of the Union this March as a guest of the Bidens.
Brittany Watts’ case sparked a national firestorm over legal risks pregnant women face as U.S. states hash out new laws governing reproductive health care access.
With the abortion debate shifted to states since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, state supreme court races have emerged as some of the most hotly contested and expensive races on the ballot.
Abortion is going to be a major issue in the U.S. again in 2024, the second full year after the nation's top court ended a right to abortion and making it largely a state issue.
Mifepristone is one of two drugs used in medication abortions, which account for more than half of all abortions in the United States.
Kate Cox has sought an abortion elsewhere, according to the Center for Reproductive Rights, which is not disclosing her whereabouts.
Some Republican Missouri lawmakers are renewing their call to allow homicide charges against women who have abortions.
The judge said she would grant a temporary restraining order that would allow Kate Cox, a mother of two from the Dallas area, to have an abortion. That decision is likely to be appealed by the state.
Planned Parenthood is suing Fontana, as the city is accused of having a construction moratorium that allegedly limits residents' access to abortion.
Births rose by an average 2.3 percent post-Roe v. Wade, the study found.
The outcome of Tuesday’s election in Ohio follows a string of defeats in statewide votes since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in 2022.
Texas is one of 13 states that bans abortion at all stages of pregnancy.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a new law that aims to stop other states from prosecuting doctors and pharmacists who mail abortion pills to patients in places where the procedure is banned.
The abortion, well into the teen's third trimester, violated Nebraska law at the time that banned abortion after 20 weeks of gestation.
The sweeping decision comes amid a trend in Latin America loosening restrictions on abortion even as access has been limited in the United States.
The South Carolina Supreme Court upheld a ban on most abortions this week but left undecided the question of when, exactly, the “fetal heartbeat” limit begins during pregnancy.
The judge’s decision on Monday means abortion is once again legal in Iowa up to 20 weeks of pregnancy while the courts assess the new law’s constitutionality.