Life After Roe

In June 2022, the Supreme Court officially dismantled Roe v. Wade. These are the stories of what came next.

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    Florida Supreme Court Paves the Way for Six-Week Abortion BanThe court also ruled separately that a measure codifying abortion rights can appear on the ballot in the November election.
    Woman Charged With Murder After Abortion Sues Prosecutor The murder charges “irrevocably changed the course of Lizelle Gonzalez’s life,” her attorney says.
    What the Supreme Court Said About Abortion-Pill AccessMost justices seemed skeptical of restricting the drug, while Alito and Thomas floated a 19th-century law that could ban abortion nationwide.
  4. New RU-486 Pill Now Available
    How Self-Managed Abortions Changed After the Overturn of RoeA new report gives us the most detailed picture yet of how many abortions are taking place outside the formal health-care system.
  5. Eva Burch
    Why an Arizona Senator Spoke About Her Planned Abortion“I underwent a forced transvaginal ultrasound. We have a 24-hour waiting period. I don’t think that’s acceptable.”
  6. Appeals Court Keeps Abortion Pill Mifepristone Available, But With Restrictions
    U.S. Saw Highest Abortion Rate in Over a Decade After DobbsThere were more than 1 million abortions in 2023, fueled in part by an increase in medication abortions, according to the Guttmacher Institute.
  7. Roe v. Wade and IVF
    Alabama’s IVF Patients Are in Embryo Purgatory“This isn’t something that can wait until next year for me.”
  8. Supporters of legislation safeguarding IVF treatments hold a rally at the Alabama State House
    Some Alabama IVF Clinics Resume Services Under New LawThe measure aims to shield providers from liability but doesn’t address fetal personhood.
  9. The Exes Who Froze Embryos and Regret ItFrom hurt feelings and debt to legal battles and harassment, the risks of committing by combining DNA are high no matter which state you live in.
  10. March For Reproductive Rights Held In Los Angeles In Response To Abortion Pill Ruling
    Florida Lawmakers Pause Bill That Could Threaten IVFFollowing widespread public outrage over the Alabama Supreme Court’s ruling.
  11. Embryology Process
    Alabama Ruled Frozen Embryos Are Children — Now What?Breaking down what the state Supreme Court’s decision means for IVF patients and doctors.
  12. What It Takes to Claw Back Abortion Rights in CourtA lawyer behind challenges in ban states explains the narrow focus on clarifying medical exceptions.
  13. The Biden Campaign Is Finally Talking About AbortionBut it needs to do a lot more than just remind voters it wants to restore Roe.
  14. The Supreme Court Will Decide on Abortion-Pill AccessThe justices have agreed to hear a legal battle that will determine whether mifepristone remains widely available.
  15. Texas Supreme Court Rules Against Woman Who Sued for Emergency AbortionHours before the ruling, Kate Cox left the state to terminate her pregnancy elsewhere as her health deteriorated.
  16. Abortion Wins Again. Now What?Democrats can’t coast on the issue’s popularity.
  17. Abortion Rights Swept the 2023 ElectionsVoters enshrined abortion rights in the Ohio constitution and elected pro-choice candidates in Virginia and Kentucky.
  18. An Idaho Kidnapping Case Centers on Out-of-State AbortionAnd anti-abortion activists are already using it to advocate for cracking down on interstate travel for abortion seekers.
  19. Roe’s Fall Actually Led to More Legal AbortionsBut the strain it’s put on clinics and abortion funds isn’t sustainable, according to a new report.
  20. Dianne Feinstein, the InstitutionalistShe fought for gun control, civil rights, and abortion access for half a century. Where did it all go wrong?
  21. Nebraska Mom Gets Two Years in Prison in Abortion-Pill CaseThe woman was accused of helping her daughter self-manage an abortion, which in itself is not illegal, and disposing of the remains.
  22. Appointments Fill Up As Abortion Returns to WisconsinPlanned Parenthood clinics are once again offering abortions while a legal challenge to the state’s feticide law plays out.
  23. How the Criminal-Justice System Is Targeting Pregnant PeopleA new report unpacks a spike in arrests in the years leading up to the overturn of Roe — most of which happened in just five states.
  24. More People Denied Abortions Challenge Their States’ BansWomen who say they were denied care in medical emergencies are now taking legal action against Idaho, Tennessee, and Oklahoma.
  25. It Sounds Like Florida Is About to Lose Abortion AccessThe state’s Supreme Court, including a chief justice who suggested fetuses are human beings, appears open to paving the way for a six-week ban.
  26. Fact-Checking the GOP Presidential Candidates on AbortionThe first Republican debate was chock-full of misinformation and one highly dubious anecdote about a fetus in a pan.
  27. A Tale of Two Abortion ClinicsLaDonna Prince’s clinic has served Indiana for decades. Now she’s looking to Illinois, where her new facility has already been attacked twice.
  28. Texas Won’t Stop Torturing Women Denied AbortionsThe state’s lawyers are gaslighting patients, who gave emotional testimony about their pregnancy complications.
  29. Over-the-Counter Birth Control Is ComingOpill, now approved by the FDA to be sold without a prescription, is expected to hit shelves in early 2024.
  30. 700 Calls, 260 Appointments, 30 DaysIn the weeks before North Carolina’s abortion ban became law, the Carolina Abortion Fund rushed to help as many patients as possible.
  31. Closing the Door on Motherhood Making the choice while the choice is mine to make.
  32. Nearly 10,000 Extra Births Followed Texas Abortion BanA new study shows many people unable to access abortion services were forced to continue pregnancies to term.
  33. Find an AbortionAn exhaustive guide to the clinics still open in each state, how to reach them, and the services they offer.
  34. The Diagnosis That Changed How I Felt About Abortion“My mindset was, If I have a sick baby, it’s not my choice to end their life. And then this was like a bomb exploded.”
  35. One Year Without RoeAll the ways abortion bans have affected pregnant people, providers, and clinics, by the numbers and in their own words.
  36. Texas Woman Had Stillbirth After Hospital Threatened HerA woman whose water broke at 19 weeks says in a lawsuit that she was warned she’d face criminal charges if she left to seek abortion care.
  37. The Last Stand Against North Carolina’s 12-Week BanAbortion rights supporters packed the General Assembly in hopes of swaying even one lawmaker to sustain a veto.
  38. Texas Man Fatally Shoots His Ex After She Got an AbortionThe 26-year-old woman had earlier reported her ex to police over a pattern of alleged domestic violence.
  39. You May Be Able to Buy the Pill Over the Counter SoonWe’re one step closer to making birth control pills available without a prescription in the U.S. Why has it taken so long?
  40. The Betrayal of North Carolina’s 12-Week Abortion BanRepublicans’ “pro-woman” bill will destroy abortion access for people across the South.
  41. Texas Man Who Sued Over Ex-Wife’s Abortion Is ‘Serial Emotional Abuser’Friends allege the man knew about his ex-wife’s plans to take abortion pills and is suing them for helping her leave the marriage.
  42. The Impending Disaster of Florida’s 6-Week Abortion BanA 15-week ban already presents harrowing challenges for pregnant folks, according to State Senator Lauren Book, and it’s only going to get worse.
  43. What to Know About Misoprostol-Only AbortionEven if the FDA’s approval of mifepristone is ultimately suspended, a safe, albeit less effective, medication-abortion option remains available.
  44. Idaho Just Made Up a New Class of Abortion CrimesAdults may now be imprisoned for “abortion-trafficking” minors (or, helping them end unwanted pregnancies).
  45. Why Is a Pro-Choice Lawmaker Handing Republicans the Power to Ban Abortion? Something truly bizarre is going down in North Carolina.
  46. Janet Protasiewicz Wins Wisconsin’s Supreme Court RaceMore proof that abortion wins elections.
  47. 6 Young Men on Getting Post-Roe Vasectomies“I knew there was a possibility that my most cherished loved one’s life could be at risk if something went wrong. I could easily eliminate that risk.”
  48. The Holy War Against One Pro-Abortion-Rights ProfessorTamara Kay has endured a vicious harassment campaign that she says Notre Dame won’t help curb.
  49. Abortion Wins ElectionsThe fight to make reproductive rights the centerpiece of the Democratic Party’s 2024 agenda.
  50. How Dobbs Upended Med Students’ FuturesAspiring doctors now must consider what kind of care they’ll learn to provide and how their placement could impact their own family planning.
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