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Polish lawmakers OK morning-after pill for ages 15 and over in a first step to ease reproductive law

Feb. 22, 2024 12:26 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s lawmakers voted on Thursday to approve over-the-counter access to the morning-after pill for ages 15 and above in a step to liberalize Poland’s strict reproductive law inherited from the previous nationalist conservative government. The vote in...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Feb. 21, 2024 17:40 PM EST

Greenwood Commonwealth. February 20, 2024. Editorial: Keep An Eye On These Three Bills We’ll know in a couple of weeks, specifically by a March 5 deadline, how serious Mississippi lawmakers are about addressing the problems of unwanted pregnancies and holding...

Virginia lawmakers advancing bills that aim to protect access to contraception

Feb. 15, 2024 11:35 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Democrats who control the state Legislature are advancing legislation that aims to protect access to a wide range of contraception, something they say should not be taken for granted after the U.S. Supreme Court's decision overturning Roe v. Wade. ...

How Dominican women fight child marriage and teen pregnancy while facing total abortion bans

Jan. 26, 2024 19:40 PM EST

AZUA, Dominican Republic (AP) — It was a busy Saturday morning at Marcia González’s church. A bishop was visiting, and normally she would have been there helping with logistics, but on this day she was teaching sex education at a local school. “I coordinate activities at the...

Evers in State of the State address vows to veto any bill that would limit access to abortions

Jan. 23, 2024 22:26 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers vowed in his State of the State speech Tuesday to veto any bill that would limit access to abortions and announced plans to expand access to emergency contraception. Evers also declared 2024 the “Year of the Worker" and...

Subscription-based care moves beyond peddling birth control and helping with hair loss

Dec. 26, 2023 09:17 AM EST

Need help losing weight or handling depression? How about a pill that lowers cholesterol and treats erectile dysfunction? Online subscription services for care have grown far beyond their roots dealing mainly with hair loss, acne or birth control. Companies including Hims & Hers,...

Pharmacist refused emergency contraception prescription. Court to decide if that was discrimination

Dec. 21, 2023 20:18 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Attorneys for a woman who was denied emergency contraception in 2019 told the Minnesota Court of Appeals Thursday that the pharmacist who refused to fill the prescription discriminated against her on the basis of her sex. But an attorney for George Badeaux, the...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Dec. 11, 2023 07:17 AM EST

Des Moines Register. December 10, 2023. Editorial: Iowa Republicans have made a mess of family planning. Will they fix it? Anti-abortion legislators and Gov. Kim Reynolds have enacted a parade of policies in Iowa that focus mainly on punishing abortion providers. ...

Court pauses federal policy allowing abortion clinic operators to get grants -- but only in Ohio

Dec. 01, 2023 19:26 PM EST

A federal appeals court has paused enforcement of a federal government regulation that allows abortion providers to receive federal family planning money — but only in Ohio, where state health officials said the policy took money away from them. Since 1981, federal policy has...