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

'Lesboterrorist' Raps Instructions On How to Give Yourself an Abortion

Elective abortion is illegal in most Mexican states. But because it has other medical uses besides pregnancy termination, misoprostol — the drug used in inducing medicinal abortion — is not. Now, one ballsy-as-hell self-anointed "lesbo terrorist" rapper aims to educate women on how to self-abort. » 7/18/14 7:45pm 7/18/14 7:45pm

Women in Texas Are Turning to Black-Market Abortion Drugs

Harsh restrictions are making it harder and harder to obtain an abortion in Texas. Let's check how things are going back here in this alley, shall we? » 6/27/14 6:15pm 6/27/14 6:15pm

I Help Desperate Women, and I Could Go To Jail for It

The job that could put me in jail started at the same time that the desperate emails did. Women searching for abortion-related terms online found something I had written, and started sending me desperate pleas. » 9/17/13 12:00pm 9/17/13 12:00pm

Facebook Sparks Controversy By Removing Home Abortion Instructions

An activist for the Dutch women's rights organization Women on Waves posted instructions for a home abortion as her profile picture on Facebook. The social networking site then took the picture down — is this censorship, or an understandable reaction to potentially dangerous advice? » 1/03/12 9:40am 1/03/12 9:40am

Life-Saving Drug Gets Entangled In Abortion Politics

Remember that Idaho pharmacist that refused to dispense an anti-uterine bleeding drug until she found out whether or not the woman had an abortion? The same battle is being waged daily around the world, only with access to misoprostol. » 6/30/11 1:55pm 6/30/11 1:55pm

Pharmacist Induces Partner's Abortion Against Her Will...And She…

A Pennsylvania pharmacist has been convicted under the Abortion Control Act after he gave a woman an abortifacient against her will. Authorities faced a particular problem in convicting Orbin Tercero: His victim has since married him and is pregnant again. » 1/19/11 10:01am 1/19/11 10:01am