Women's Issues

A sign is shown on a Google building

Google Workers Demand Abortion Protections, Data Privacy

A letter signed by more than 650 employees calls for the inclusion of contractors in benefits for employees seeking an out-of-state abortion.

 | By Associated Press

Protesters hold up a sign.

How Reproductive Rights Were Won In Latin America

A movement called "The Green Wave" has pushed the success of the reproductive rights movement in three of Latin America's most populous countries.

 | By Newsy Staff

A map shows the distribution of pregnancy-associated deaths in Washington, D.C.

Explaining Washington D.C.'s Maternal Mortality Rate

Maternal mortality rates in Washington, D.C. are due at least in part to income disparities.

 | By Amber Strong and Brandi Scarber

An operating room technician performs an ultrasound on a patient at an abortion clinic.

Abortion Bans Already Impacting Critical Care Across U.S.

Women will die because of abortion bans, a doctor at Yale School of Medicine tells Newsy.

 | By Newsy Staff and Elina Tarkazikis

A one-month dosage of hormonal birth control pills.

Demand For Birth Control Skyrockets As People Fear Losing Access

As more states ban abortion access, the demand for birth control methods rises across the U.S.

 | By Diana Zito

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi

House OKs Bill To Protect Contraception From Supreme Court

The bill is the latest example of Democrats latching onto their own version of culture war battles to appeal to female, progressive & minority voters.

 | By Associated Press

Abortion-rights activists rally at the Indiana Statehouse

Indiana Republicans Propose Banning Abortion With Exceptions

The move comes amid a political firestorm over a 10-year-old rape victim who came to the state from neighboring Ohio to end her pregnancy.

 | By Associated Press

An in vitro fertilization embryologist works on a petri dish at a fertility clinic.

Patients Worry How Overturning Of Roe Could Affect IVF

Patients considering IVF worry trigger laws could give embryos legal protection, making some parts of the IVF process a criminal offense.

 | By Bianca Facchinei

Dr. Caitlin Bernard, a reproductive healthcare provider, speaks during an abortion rights rally.

Indiana Doctor's Lawyer Tells AG To Halt False Statements

A lawyer issued a "cease and desist" letter over false information being spread on a physician who performed an abortion on a 10-year-old rape victim.

 | By Associated Press

Vice President Kamala Harris.

Kamala Harris: Overturning Roe Is 'Deeply Harmful'

"It must be understood that on this subject we are not asking anyone to compromise their beliefs or abandon their faith," said Vice President Harris.

 | By Associated Press and Newsy Staff

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost.

Lawmakers Questioned Story Validity Of 10-Year-Old Rape Victim

Lawmakers took aim at IndyStar’s reporting about a doctor who said helped the little girl get an abortion after crossing state lines.

 | By Maura Sirianni

Demonstrators protest for abortion access

Texas Sues Biden Administration Over Emergency Abortion Guidance

The lawsuit comes after the Biden administration told hospitals Monday that they "must" provide abortion services if the woman's life is at risk.

 | By Associated Press and Newsy Staff

A one-month dosage of hormonal birth control pills is displayed.

The Approval Process For Over-The-Counter Birth Control Pills

Two drugmakers are working toward FDA approval for their over-the-counter birth control pills, but there are multiple steps in the process.

 | By Lindsey Theis

Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra

Pharmacies Cannot Discriminate On Reproductive Health Scripts

The Biden administration is seeking to ensure reproductive health services for women following last month's Supreme Court decision.

 | By Associated Press and Newsy Staff

Workers set the stage prior to the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, in Davos, Switzerland.

Cost-Of-Living Crisis To Hit Women Hardest, Report Says

Women have been disproportionately affected by the cost-of-living crisis following labor market losses during the pandemic, according to a report.

 | By Associated Press

procedure room where doctors perform abortions is prepared ahead of the arrival of patients.

The Complex Task Of Enforcing Exceptions To Some States' Abortion Bans

Proving rape or incest to get an abortion in states that ban the process could be difficult task on top of the trauma survivors already have.

 | By Cat Sandoval

Birth control pills

Drugmaker Seeks FDA Approval For Over-The-Counter Birth Control

Paris-based HRA Pharma is seeking FDA approval for the first birth control pill available to women in the U.S. without a prescription.

 | By Associated Press

President Joe Biden signs an executive order on abortion access during an event in the Roosevelt Room of the White House.

President Biden Issues Executive Order For Abortion Rights

Today, President Biden signed an executive order protecting reproductive rights for women, a right the Supreme Court revoked.

 | By Isbella Diaz

Demonstrators march for the right to an abortion.

Two Weeks Post-Roe: How Abortion Has Already Changed In The U.S.

The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade two weeks ago, erasing a woman's right to an abortion and changing U.S. laws almost immediately.

 | By Alexandra Miller

President Joe Biden

Facing Pressure, Biden To Sign Executive Order On Abortion Access

The White House said President Biden will speak Friday morning "on protecting access to reproductive health care services."

 | By Stephanie Liebergen and Associated Press

Meg Montgomery holds a sign during an abortion-rights rally

States Move To Protect Abortion From Prosecutions Elsewhere

Governors in at least a dozen states have taken action by refusing to cooperate with other states' law enforcement actions regarding abortion.

 | By Associated Press

Abortion-rights activists protest outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

Politicians Quickly Turn Campaign Focus To Issue Of Abortion

In a couple of weeks, voters in five states will head to the polls for primary elections. And in one state, the issue of abortion is on the ballot.

 | By Stephanie Liebergen

Abortion rights supporter Elli Morris, left, played her bamboo flute outside the Jackson Women's Health Organization

New Ambiguity With Abortion Laws When It Comes To Medical Emergency

In several states, abortion laws include an exception "in the case of a medical emergency," but there's no definition of what that means.

 | By Lindsey Theis

An anti-abortion activist holds his Bible and a message sign while abortion rights supporters hold counter signs and dance

Judge Won't Block Law Banning Most Mississippi Abortions

Mississippi legislators passed the "trigger" law before the Supreme Court recently overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion.

 | By Associated Press

A security officer walks past the front of the Jackson Women's Health Organization clinic in Jackson, Mississippi

Judge Holds Hearing On Challenge Of Mississippi Abortion Law

Mississippi was one of several states with a "trigger" law contingent on the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade.

 | By Associated Press

Protesters gather outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

Companies Could Face Hurdles Covering Abortion Travel Costs

Companies like Amazon, Disney, Apple and JP Morgan pledged to cover travel costs for employees who live in states where the procedure is now illegal.

 | By Associated Press

Demonstrators gather outside the Whole Women's Health clinic in Texas.

Texas Clinics Halt Abortions After State High Court Ruling

On Saturday, the American Civil Liberties Union said it doubted that any abortions were now being provided in the state.

 | By Associated Press and Newsy Staff

Abortion-rights advocates

Texas Supreme Court Blocks Order That Resumed Abortions

The state Supreme Court overturned a lower court's ruling saying abortion clinics could temporarily resume abortions up to six weeks into a pregnancy.

 | By Associated Press

Missouri and U.S. flags fly outside Planned Parenthood Friday

Abortion Bans Leave Organizations Across The U.S. In Gray Area

Many doctors are not comfortable taking patients from other states due to restrictions after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.

 | By Maritsa Georgiou

Abortion rights activists protest outside the Supreme Court.

Companies Are Supporting Abortion Care, But Do Their Benefits Follow?

Businesses across multiple industries are making it clear where they stand, but many of them don't have other family planning benefits.

 | By Bianca Facchinei