Doctors Right, Politicians Wrong on Prescribing Abortion Drugs

Hey, wow, who could've predicted this: a new study on mifepristone and misoprostol, the two drugs taken together to induce an abortion, shows that it's perfectly safe to use a lower dosage of the drugs than the FDA recommends. Doctors have been saying that since at least 2001. It's almost as though their medical… » 1/26/15 9:35pm 1/26/15 9:35pm

Mom Jailed for Helping Daughter Get Abortion Was 'Protecting Family'

Earlier this month, Jennifer Whalen, a 39-year-old mother from Pennsylvania, was sentenced to prison for helping her daughter take medication abortion she had ordered online. This case is the direct result of legislation that effectively bans legal abortion by limiting women's access to providers. Congrats,… » 9/22/14 7:40pm 9/22/14 7:40pm

Finally, Some Good Abortion News from South Carolina and Arizona

It's quite easy to feel dispirited about reproductive rights in America. Conservative lawmakers across the country are endlessly devoted to coming up with increasingly inventive ways to restrict women's abortion access (some of their favorites include shuttering clinics nationwide and forcing women to have to jump… » 6/06/14 5:40pm 6/06/14 5:40pm

The Supreme Court Might Decide the Abortion Pill's Fate

What's not to love about "abortion pill" RU-486? 17 percent of abortions in the US are medication abortions, which are less invasive than surgical abortions and easier to access in states that love restricting women's reproductive choice. This alternative will obviously not do for a number of uterus-fearing state… » 7/19/13 2:00pm 7/19/13 2:00pm

This Woman's Tale Of Ordering Abortion Drugs On The Internet Is The…

Last Christmas Eve, a 32 year old Idaho woman took RU-486 in an attempt to terminate an unwanted pregnancy. This January, police found the fetal remains on her property and charged her with inducing her own abortion, a crime in the state. The case was dismissed due to lack of evidence, but not before everyone in town… » 12/12/11 4:15pm 12/12/11 4:15pm

Abortion Provider Sues Over Abortion Pill Restrictions

The British government won't allow women to take the abortion pill at home, despite overwhelming evidence that it's safe. Now an abortion provider is taking the issue to court. » 1/13/11 9:35am 1/13/11 9:35am

Conservative Lawmakers Going After Telemedicine Abortions in 2011

Might be an unhappy new year for the poor and geographically disadvantaged abortion-seeking women of Iowa: a program that's helped thousands to receive the abortion pill RU-486 over the Internet might be eliminated, if incoming antiabortion legislators get their way. » 12/31/10 3:10pm 12/31/10 3:10pm

Australian Woman Could Face Jail For Abortion

A woman in Queensland, Australia, has been charged with "illegally obtaining her own abortion" for taking the abortion drug RU-486. If convicted, she could face up to seven years in prison. » 10/13/10 12:11pm 10/13/10 12:11pm

Happy Birthday To The Abortion Pill

Ten years after the FDA approval of mifepristone for medication abortions, it's a good moment to think about what its availability has changed — and what it hasn't. » 9/28/10 10:25am 9/28/10 10:25am

School Displays List Of Fuckable Students • Iowa Doctors Perform Online…

• The Department of Education has spoken out against a tradition at Manhattan's Stuyvesant High School of posting "Crush Lists" in the school hallway. The list of lust-worthy students appears under the heading "I'd Tap That." » 6/09/10 5:40pm 6/09/10 5:40pm

Hard To Swallow

A Brooklyn mom has gone into hiding after her lover's wife, Kisha Jones, poisoned her with abortion-inducing drugs and attempted to murder her newborn baby with toxic "breast milk". Jones has been charged with assault and "attempted abortion." [NYDailyNews] » 12/07/09 10:40am 12/07/09 10:40am

Lonely Women Risk Heart Failure • Abortion Pill Has Not Increased Access

• A recent study found that feeling lonely increases the risk of heart disease by 80% in women. Which means, if the tabloids are to be believed, that Jennifer Aniston has only about a month to live. • » 8/21/09 6:00pm 8/21/09 6:00pm

Australian Doctors Fear Prosecution For RU486

The upcoming trial of a 19-year-old Australian girl charged with procuring her own miscarriage has lead obstetrician Caroline De Costa to advise doctors to stop prescribing "non-surgical abortions" because of the legal loophole responsible for this sorry case. [News.com.au] » 7/08/09 10:40am 7/08/09 10:40am

"Cookie Monster" Mayor Targets Girl Scouts • Nurse Gives Wrong Woman…

Ellen Taylor, the mayor of Claremont, was dubbed "The Cookie Monster" when she shut down Girl Scouts selling cookies on a street corner (she said it was hurting her business) and then creating a new law that requires a permit for non-profit sellers. • An elderly woman was saved from a violent kangaroo attack in… » 7/21/08 4:30pm 7/21/08 4:30pm

What is this, a new trend? Gil Magira, an Israel-born baker, is on trial today for putting abortion-inducing pills into his wife, Anat Abraham's breakfast in November 2006. According to the BBC, Magira, a London resident, crushed up the tablets and put them into Abraham's yogurt, in her cereal, and in a sandwich.… » 2/29/08 2:40pm 2/29/08 2:40pm

Pro-Life Teen Says "I Feel Like We're All Survivors Of Abortion"

In 1973, the World Trade center opened its doors, synthetic fabrics were a must, the Watergate hearings were televised, Adrien Brody was born, and abortion was legalized. Today, on the 35th anniversary of the landmark Roe vs. Wade decision, the cultural pendulum has shifted rightward (according to L.A. Times » 1/22/08 1:40pm 1/22/08 1:40pm