Despite Greater Access, Iowa Abortions Drop Thirty Percent

When women have access to safe and affordable health care, abortion rates drop. WHODATHUNKIT? Now, some members of the Iowa Board of Medicine are trying to get telemedicine abortions — the practice partially credited for the decline — stopped because they say something just doesn't feel "right" about them. Hmm... maybe… » 8/28/13 9:00pm 8/28/13 9:00pm

Meet the Abortion Providers Risking Their Lives for Your Right to…

Forty years ago today, the Supreme Court ruled that women had a constitutional right to abortion based on the right to privacy. But — judging from the 30 states that passed 135 new laws restricting access to abortion during the past two years alone — it increasingly seems that privacy has not served the cause. That's… » 1/22/13 11:20am 1/22/13 11:20am

There Are Only Four Docs Left Who Perform Late Term Abortions

After Dr. George Tiller, one of the few physicians in America to perform late term abortions, was assassinated by anti-choice zealot Scott Roeder in 2009, only four doctors who perform third trimester abortions remain.Third trimester abortions make up fewer than one percent of all abortions in the United States, and… » 1/18/13 10:50am 1/18/13 10:50am

Virginia GOP Allegedly Tried to Shush Democrats About Abortion…

Last month, Virginia Senate majority leader, Tommy Normant (R) began taking meetings with minority leader Dick Saslaw to see what it would take to get the liberal faction of state government to lay low on the abortion issue and stop repealing some controversial anti-choice laws recently passed by the Virginia General… » 1/12/13 2:00pm 1/12/13 2:00pm

Shockingly, Free And More Effective Birth Control Leads To Fewer…

A recent study of 510 women in New Zealand showed that giving women free IUDs after abortions drastically reduced their chances of a repeat abortion within two years, compared to the women in the study who chose to go on the pill. » 7/28/11 12:20pm 7/28/11 12:20pm

Abortion Provider's Life: Tight Security, The Threat Of Violence

LeRoy Carhart takes on abortion patients that would have gone to his friend, Dr. George Tiller, except that Tiller was murdered two years ago. He practices in Nebraska, except when he has to go to Maryland almost weekly because Nebraska passed restrictions aimed pretty directly at him. He used to have a farm, but it… » 7/25/11 6:10pm 7/25/11 6:10pm

Abortion Provider Answers Your Biggest Questions

In an interesting essay posted on The Hairpin, Dolores P., a woman who's training to become an abortion provider, explains what it's like to walk past protesters on your way to work, and the hardships her patients go through to get medical treatment. She decided she wanted to help women terminate their pregnancies… » 3/04/11 12:14am 3/04/11 12:14am