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Label change for mifepristone could reduce barriers to care for miscarriages, advocates say in petition to FDA
Regulations around mifepristone, a common drug used for medication abortion, make it difficult for miscarrying patients to access it. A new petition to the FDA asks for a label change to make it easier to obtain.
It’s been 100 days since Dobbs. What has changed?
Analysis | The ruling on abortion has changed the country, impacting those already most vulnerable and unleashing a new political energy.
Sen. Tammy Duckworth’s IVF experiences are informing her positions on abortion
A national 15-week ban introduced by Sen. Lindsay Graham prompted the Illinois Democrat, who’s up for reelection this year, to talk about how such restrictions could make IVF more difficult.
Why Kansas' Democratic governor isn't talking about abortion on the campaign trail
Despite a huge rejection of abortion restrictions in Kansas, Gov. Laura Kelly, up for reelection this fall, isn't talking about abortion rights.
The end of Roe could be changing people’s minds about abortion bans
Backlash to a 15-week ban and shifting public opinion data suggests people may be less tolerant of laws prohibiting second-trimester abortions.
70% of Americans don’t trust politicians to make abortion policy, 19th News/SurveyMonkey poll finds
The majority of Americans — Republicans, Democrats, men, women and nonbinary people — distrust politicians even as states pass new restrictions.
Abortion bans like Lindsey Graham’s say they have rape and incest exceptions — in practice, they don’t work.
The exceptions require people to jump through significant logistical, legal and bureaucratic hoops that render them nearly impossible to utilize, experts said.
Democrats urge Biden administration to use HIPAA to protect abortion rights and privacy
In a letter first shared with The 19th, 30 senators wrote to the health and human services secretary urging him to take action.
Senator Patty Murray thinks this is the Year of the Women
Washington’s senior senator was first elected in 1992, the ‘Year of the Woman.’ As she runs for reelection, she believes anger over the Supreme Court’s abortion ruling will motivate women voters.
In Michigan, rallies, a court ruling and voters newly fired up over abortion
With less than two months before the midterm elections, there are signs that the new legal landscape on abortion has shifted voters’ priorities. Michigan is a crucial test of how much.