With Roe v. Wade overturned, many of the most intense battles over abortion access will involve the mailing of pills into Republican-run states. Some pregnant women in these states will travel to states where abortion remains legal. But travel can be expensive and time-consuming, making it especially difficult for lower-incomeContinue Reading

After the account a 10-year-old Ohio girl crossing state lines to get an abortion drew national attention last week, some prominent abortion opponents suggested the child should have carried her pregnancy to term. But midwives and doctors who work in countries where pregnancy is common in young adolescent girls sayContinue Reading

In the weeks since the U.S. Supreme Court eliminated the constitutional right to abortion, the phones and social media accounts of abortion rights activists in Mexico have been inundated with desperate requests for abortion pills from people in the U.S. “On average we were getting about 10 calls a day,Continue Reading

MEXICO CITY — When the chief justice of Mexico’s Supreme Court began voting in favor of abortion rights, his toughest opponents were the people closest to him. His sister asked why he wanted to kill babies. His brother, a civil engineer, lost clients. Friends prayed for his religious conversion inContinue Reading

As the United States has grappled with the unfolding consequences of the Supreme Court’s decision overruling Roe v. Wade, one question lurks between the lines of court opinions and news stories alike: Why are the risks of pregnancy so rarely discussed anywhere, even though that information is relevant not justContinue Reading

The Supreme Court’s elimination of the constitutional right to abortion, after nearly a half-century, has made the United States one of the few countries actively strengthening abortion restrictions. Abortion is now banned in at least eight states, a shift toward criminalization that runs counter to the longstanding policies of someContinue Reading

How much did President Donald Trump and his top advisers know ahead of the Jan. 6 attack about the potential for violence? Until the past few weeks, the answer to that question had been unclear. But the Jan. 6 committee hearings have removed much of the doubt: Trump and hisContinue Reading

Women’s reliance on the black market for access to medication abortions means they may not follow best medical practice. When C., a 24-year-old teacher in Recife, bought misoprostol from a drug dealer last year, she searched Google to figure out how to take it. “Because it was illegal, there wasContinue Reading