House passes bills to protect abortion rights; Senate GOP to block the legislation

US Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during a press event on reproductive right in front of the US Capitol July 15, 2022 in Washington, DC. The House is voting on the Women’s Health Protection Act today. Alex Wong | Getty Images WASHINGTON – The House passed two bills Friday on largely … Read more

Why HIPAA doesn’t always protect abortion information

A journalist reports near a crowd of abortion-rights activists in front of the U.S. Supreme Court after the Court announced a ruling in the Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization case on June 24, 2022 in Washington, DC. Nathan Howard | Getty Images The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade last month raised … Read more

What it’s like working for an abortion provider right now

When Kawanna Shannon saw the news Friday morning that the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, ending 50 years of federal abortion rights, the first thing she felt was anger. Then came immense sadness. Shannon is the director of patient access with the Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region, which encompasses several health centers … Read more

Judge temporarily blocks Kentucky’s near-total abortion ban

An abortion rights protester displays a sign outside during a gathering outside of The Gene Snyder US Courthouse in response to the US Supreme Courts conservative majority decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and ending constitutional protections for abortion on June 24, 2022 in Louisville, United States . Jon Cherry | Getty Images A judge … Read more

Louisiana trigger law banning abortions temporarily blocked by court

An abortion rights campaigner holds a hanger during nationwide demonstrations following the leaked Supreme Court opinion suggesting the possibility of overturning the Roe v. Wade abortion rights decision, at Duncan Plaza in New Orleans, Louisiana, May 14, 2022. Kathleen Flynn | Reuters A Louisiana judge issued a temporary restraining order Monday against the state from … Read more

Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision could affect health insurance coverage

Golero | E + | Getty Images Even when Roe v. Wade was in effect and women had the legal right to an abortion no matter where they lived in the US, health insurance coverage of the procedure was limited. Many states restrict what plans can cover, and a decadeslong national law bans the use … Read more

Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, ends federal abortion rights

The Supreme Court in a 6-3 decision on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark ruling that established the constitutional right to abortion in the US in 1973. The court’s controversial but expected ruling gives individual states the power to set their own abortion laws without concern of running afoul of Roe, which had permitted … Read more

In post Roe v. Wade world, states weigh economic cost of abortion ban

Pro-life and pro-choice demonstrators during a protest outside the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, US, on Tuesday, May 3, 2022. Al Drago | Bloomberg | Getty Images Beyond the moral debate over state abortion bans or restrictions, critics say there is an economic argument against them at a time when workers are in short … Read more