Latest Emergency contraception News

Opponents file lawsuit targeting medication abortions

Nov. 18, 2022 18:51 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Abortion opponents who helped challenge Roe v. Wade filed a lawsuit Friday that takes aim at medication abortions, asking a federal judge in Texas to undo decades-old approval of the drugs that have become the preferred method of ending pregnancy in the U.S. ...

Abortion clinic that opened days after Roe fell is inundated

Nov. 04, 2022 17:01 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — When Planned Parenthood decided four years ago to open a new clinic in a medically underserved working-class neighborhood here, it envisioned a place that would save women living nearby from having to take hourslong bus rides to obtain birth control, testing or an...

Arizona abortions won't stop for a month while case proceeds

Oct. 11, 2022 21:36 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Legal abortions that restarted in Arizona this week after a court blocked enforcement of a pre-statehood ban will be able to continue for at least five weeks while an appeals court considers the case. A schedule set Tuesday for Planned Parenthood and the Arizona...

Arizona clinic has workaround for abortion pill ban

Oct. 03, 2022 22:36 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix abortion clinic has come up with a way for patients who can end their pregnancy using a pill to get the medication quickly without running afoul of a resurrected Arizona law that bans most abortions. Under the arrangement that began Monday, patients will...

Abortion info fight targets university but affects far more

Oct. 03, 2022 20:09 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...

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...

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,...