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From abortion care to LGBTQ rights, here’s how Joe Biden is prepared to tear up Donald Trump’s restrictive gender policies

The Biden administration has already started nixing multiple Trump-era policies on gender, transgender rights, and reproductive healthcare through executive order. It’s also planning to further entrench those rights into federal to show its commitment to gender equality. Some actions will take more than an executive order or require Congress to […]
From abortion care to LGBTQ rights, here’s how Joe Biden is prepared to tear up Donald Trump’s restrictive gender policies
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Top fertility doctors oppose Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination, warning it could threaten access to IVF, contraception, and abortion

The editors of Fertility and Sterility published a letter opposing the seating of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Barrett’s belief that life begins at fertilisation could lead her to rule against access to contraception and safe fertility treatments. Medical journals have recently been commenting on political issues […]
Top fertility doctors oppose Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination, warning it could threaten access to IVF, contraception, and abortion
Lifestyle

Women denied abortions are more likely to suffer poor health and stay in abusive relationships, says the researcher behind a landmark 10-year study on ‘turnaways’

Dr. Diana Greene Foster was the lead researcher on the Turnaway Study, a landmark study that followed 1,000 women from 30 abortion clinics for five years. She found people turned away from abortions were more likely to remain with abusive partners, be less ambitious in what they want to accomplish […]
Women denied abortions are more likely to suffer poor health and stay in abusive relationships, says the researcher behind a landmark 10-year study on ‘turnaways’
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States are including abortion bans in their coronavirus legislation. Judges struck them down in Ohio and Alabama — but Texas is keeping its ban in place.

Federal judges in Alabama and Ohio have blocked temporary bans on abortion until April 13. Abortion rights advocates praised the decisions. Two other states, Iowa and Oklahoma, are currently facing legal challenges for ordering abortions temporarily suspended. “Everyone deserves to have access to safe, timely care and a delay of […]
States are including abortion bans in their coronavirus legislation. Judges struck them down in Ohio and Alabama — but Texas is keeping its ban in place.
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Democratic congresswoman says she’s tired of hearing ‘so many sex-starved males’ on the House floor talking about a woman’s right to choose

Rep. Norma Torres, a California Democrat, described her Republican male colleagues as “sex-starved” during a discussion about a spending bill that Democrats say would limit access to contraception and family planning services. “It is tiring to hear from so many sex-starved males on this floor talk about a woman’s right […]
Democratic congresswoman says she’s tired of hearing ‘so many sex-starved males’ on the House floor talking about a woman’s right to choose
Markets

187 companies, including Bloomberg, Tinder, and Ben & Jerry’s, teamed up to slam abortion restrictions sweeping Southern states

The top executives of 187 companies signed a full-page ad in The New York Times, published Monday, criticising new abortion restrictions passed by multiple US state legislatures. Banks, tech companies, fashion brands, and entertainment companies signed an open letter framing the issue as one of workplace equality, calling it “one […]
187 companies, including Bloomberg, Tinder, and Ben & Jerry’s, teamed up to slam abortion restrictions sweeping Southern states
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‘A ruthless, coordinated assault’: 2020 Democrats voice outrage over Alabama’s bill that would effectively ban abortions and imprison doctors who provide them

Nearly all of the leading 2020 presidential candidates condemned a law Alabama’s legislature passed Wednesday that would effectively ban abortions in the state and criminalise doctors who provide them. “This ban is dangerous and exceptionally cruel – and the bill’s authors want to use it to overturn Roe v. Wade,”Sen. […]
‘A ruthless, coordinated assault’: 2020 Democrats voice outrage over Alabama’s bill that would effectively ban abortions and imprison doctors who provide them
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A new service will help women in the US get the abortion pill by mail

A new service called Aid Access will allow women in the US to receive medical abortion pills by mail, The Atlantic reported Thursday. A medical abortion consists of two drugs -mifepristone and misoprostol – that end a pregnancy. Aid Acess screens women online to make sure they’re eligible for the […]
A new service will help women in the US get the abortion pill by mail
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Roe v. Wade probably won’t get overturned — but here’s what could happen to slowly chip away at abortion rights if the Supreme Court becomes largely conservative

President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court would solidify a 5-4 conservative majority if he were confirmed. This makeup of the court has many pro-abortion-rights activists concerned that abortion access and even the landmark case Roe v. Wade could be in danger. Legal experts, however, […]
Roe v. Wade probably won’t get overturned — but here’s what could happen to slowly chip away at abortion rights if the Supreme Court becomes largely conservative