roe v. wade

What Changes Will Take Effect If the Supreme Court Overturns ‘Roe v. Wade’?

Katherine Drabiak

There is also growing momentum for some states to make it easier to get an abortion, by allocating taxpayer funding for abortion services, for example, or mandating insurance coverage with no additional cost. In recent years some states, such as Maine, Illinois and Virginia, have changed their laws to allow medical professionals who are not doctors, like nurses, to perform surgical abortions. Eight states, including California, New York and Washington, have laws that guarantee the right to get an abortion.

Trump Administration Faces Legal Action Over Abortion ‘Gag Rule’

Klarize Medenilla

The Trump administration is now facing multiple legal battles over its new rule in Title X, the federal family planning grant program, that would, among other things, cut funding to clinics that provide or refer patients to abortion services. This week, 20 states’ attorneys general — including California AG Xavier Becerra — separately announced they were suing the administration to block these restrictions.

Reflecting on ‘Roe v. Wade’ on the Ruling’s 41st Anniversary

Keli Goff

Wednesday marked the 41st anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion. The decision is rightly credited with saving the lives of thousands of women: According to the Boston Women’s Health Book Collective, prior to Roe, 5,000 women died annually from illegal abortions. So while many women are alive thanks to Roe, a strong argument can be made that in terms of quality of life, the ruling left much to be desired, particularly for black women.

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