Latest Emergency contraception News

Arizona judge won’t suspend ruling that halted all abortions

Oct. 01, 2022 08:02 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona judge on Friday declined to put her order that allowed enforcement of a pre-statehood law making it a crime to provide an abortion on hold, saying abortion rights groups that asked her to block the order are not likely to prevail on appeal. The ruling from...

Abortion info fight targets university but affects far more

Sep. 30, 2022 16:46 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A box truck equipped with a bright LED billboard began circling around the University of Idaho campus Friday. “Pregnant? You still have a choice,” read one of the bright blue-and-white messages flashing across the side. “You can still get abortion pills by...

Idaho universities disallow abortion, contraception referral

Sep. 27, 2022 16:10 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Public universities in Idaho are warning staffers not to refer students to abortion providers or tell them how to get emergency contraception because they could be charged with a felony, and one is barring employees from recommending birth control, as well. The...

EXPLAINER: 'Morning after pill' not always option after rape

Sep. 11, 2022 08:49 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Some leaders in states with strict abortion bans say exceptions for rape or incest victims aren’t needed because emergency contraceptives can be used instead. But medical professionals and advocates for rape survivors say that while emergency contraception is a helpful tool,...

College students return to campus without access to abortion

Aug. 23, 2022 09:44 AM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Students returning to college are confronting a new reality in states such as Texas, Ohio and Indiana: Abortion, an option for an unplanned pregnancy when they were last on campus, has since been banned, often with few exceptions. Students said they've made...

Nebraska woman charged with helping daughter have abortion

Aug. 10, 2022 11:03 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska woman has been charged with helping her teenage daughter end her pregnancy at about 24 weeks after investigators obtained Facebook messages in which the two discussed using medication to induce an abortion and plans to burn the fetus afterward. The...

Minnesota jury: Woman wasn't entitled to morning-after pill

Aug. 05, 2022 19:13 PM EDT

AITKIN, Minn. (AP) — A jury on Friday ruled that a central Minnesota pharmacist did not violate a woman's rights when he refused to provide her emergency contraceptives more than three years ago. Andrea Anderson, a mother of five from McGregor, sued under the Minnesota Human Rights...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Aug. 03, 2022 14:22 PM EDT

Charlotte Observer/Raleigh News and Observer. July 29, 2022. Editorial: The GOP’s position on contraception exposes its abortion hypocrisy A logical person might think that politicians who oppose abortion rights would want to do as much as they can to prevent...

Minnesota case weighs right to emergency contraception

Aug. 01, 2022 10:37 AM EDT

AITKIN, Minn. (AP) — A trial in Minnesota is expected to decide whether a woman's human rights were violated when a pharmacist denied her request in 2019 to fill a prescription for emergency contraception. Andrea Anderson, a mother of five from McGregor, sued under the Minnesota...

Massachusetts governor signs bill protecting abortion access

Jul. 29, 2022 12:31 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A sweeping abortion bill designed to protect access to the procedure in Massachusetts at a time when many other states are restricting or outlawing abortions was signed into law Friday by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker. The new law attempts in part to build a firewall...