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South Dakota makes it harder for women to get abortion meds

Jan. 06, 2022 18:41 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers on Thursday approved Gov. Kristi Noem's new rule for medical abortions that make the state one of the hardest places in the U.S. to get abortion pills. The rule requires women to return to a doctor to receive the second of two drugs...

Noem's check on abortion meds stuck in legislative committee

Dec. 27, 2021 16:40 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is pushing new rules for medicine-induced abortions that would be among the most restrictive in the country, but a legislative committee on Monday withheld its approval until it can get more information on the proposal. The...

US regulators lift in-person restrictions on abortion pill

Dec. 16, 2021 20:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday permanently removed a major obstacle for women seeking abortion pills, eliminating a long-standing requirement that they pick up the medication in person. Millions of American women will now be able to get a...

U.S. health regulators permanently loosen restrictions on abortion pills, allowing them to be dispensed by mail

Dec. 16, 2021 16:56 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health regulators permanently loosen restrictions on abortion pills, allowing them to be dispensed by mail.

Conflict over abortion laws won't abate if Roe v. Wade falls

Dec. 02, 2021 13:21 PM EST

On both sides of America’s abortion debate, activists are convinced that Roe v. Wade — the 1973 Supreme Court ruling establishing a nationwide right to abortion — is imperiled as never before. Yet no matter how the current conservative-dominated court handles...

More turn to abortion pills by mail, with legality uncertain

Nov. 13, 2021 12:35 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Before her daughter’s birth, she spent weeks in bed. Another difficult pregnancy would be worse as she tried to care for her toddler. Faced with that possibility, the 28-year-old Texas woman did what a growing number of people have considered: She...