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Much of the anti-abortion evidence submitted in this case was authored by researchers who work for the anti-abortion Charlotte Lozier Institute, whose role is to defend abortion bans and restrictions with research.

The appeals court’s panel appeared to be persuaded not by the medical consensus in the federal lawsuit asking the FDA to revoke its 23-year-old approval of mifepristone, but by some of the evidence that consists largely of anecdotes, speculation, and cherry-picked studies. Read more»

Republicans at a U.S. House hearing aired frustration with the Department of Justice this week for what they contended is a lack of enforcement of a Clinton-era law that protects access to reproductive health care at anti-abortion pregnancy centers and abortion clinics. Read more»

Three conservative judges with a history of rulings restricting abortion access signaled they will side with a group of doctors challenging the approval of an abortion drug. Read more»

Still refusing to accept the results of an election he lost, Trump made numerous false claims about how the 2020 presidential election was 'rigged.'

Former President Donald Trump’s town hall event felt like a lightning round of false and misleading claims — most of which we’ve heard before - on voter fraud, immigration, classified documents and more. Read more»

The appeal to the state Supreme Court is headed by Dr. Eric Hazelrigg, medical director for Choices Pregnancy Centers, a chain of anti-abortion clinics in the Valley.

The anti-abortion doctor attempting to restore Arizona’s near-total abortion ban has no legal standing in the case and his petition should be rejected by the court, according to Democratic Attorney General Kris Mayes. Read more»

The only alternative to medication abortion, which makes up roughly half of all abortions across the country, are surgical abortions which are more invasive and less accessible, and the states worry crippling access even further will harm both women and the health care system.

As legal battles continue over the FDA approval of abortion drug mifepristone, Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes joined 22 other states and the District of Columbia in filing an amicus brief that urged the court to preserve access to the medication. Read more»

Abortion opponents celebrated last year as the Supreme Court overturned the right to an abortion, almost 50 years after it was recognized.

Abortion foes’ post-Dobbs strategy has been even more sprawling than state-level bans and restrictions; anti-abortion activists have flooded state legislatures and city governments with proposals to criminalize pregnancy termination or to add burdensome regulations. Read more»

Legal and historical experts say the statutes – named after the moral purist Anthony Comstock – could be the next major legal argument used by the anti-abortion movement in the courts to restrict abortion and reproductive health care.

A recent New Mexico law prohibiting public entities from interfering with reproductive and gender care access is the latest challenge to abortion access to lean on the Comstock Act of 1873, and recent court rulings in the abortion pill case suggest the dormant law can be applied today. Read more»

Medication abortion stands as one of the last options for people seeking reproductive health care in areas where new restrictions have followed the Supreme Court’s decision to end the federal right to abortions.

The Supreme Court on Friday stopped new restrictions on mifepristone from going into effect and limiting access to the procedure nationwide, a pause on lower court rulings restricting the use of the popular abortion pill that will stay in place while the appeal proceeds. Read more»

Kacsmaryk’s ruling resurrected an 1873 law prohibiting 'obscene' material from being sent through the mail.

The Supreme Court extended its pause on restrictions to a popular abortion pill until Friday, giving the justices more time to act on the controversial case that could restrict abortion access nationwide. Read more»

Los oponentes del aborto celebraron el año pasado cuando la Corte Suprema revocó el derecho al aborto, casi 50 años después de haber sido reconocido.

Los proveedores de atención médica de Arizona confían en que podrán continuar brindando abortos seguros, incluso cuando los tribunales se enredan por una orden que podría detener la distribución de un medicamento clave para el aborto. Read more»

Drug companies claim revoking mifepristone’s approval would have broad consequences for other drugs on the market.

The Supreme Court intervened Friday to ensure that medication abortion remains available to the public without restrictions while a legal battle plays out in the lower courts. Read more»

Conflicting federal court rulings over the availability of a key abortion medication are the latest in a year of uncertainty about abortion since the Supreme Court last June overturned its Roe v. Wade decision, which protesters react to in this file photo. Arizona providers, who suspended services for a period last year, are confident they can continue offering abortions for now.

Arizona health care providers are confident they will be able to continue providing safe abortions, even as courts tangle over an order that could halt distribution of a key abortion medication. Read more»

The Department of Justice appeal to the Supreme Court would seek to continue to allow mail delivery and the 10-week limit for pregnancies while the lawsuit goes on.

The U.S. Justice Department announced Thursday it will ask the Supreme Court on an emergency basis to keep access to the abortion medication mifepristone exactly as it is now, amid the appeals process in a much-watched case out of Texas. Read more»

The Republican lawmakers were among the dozens of organizations, both supporting and opposing abortion rights, that have filed briefs with the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans this week.

A group of 69 congressional Republicans is backing a federal judge’s ruling that would overturn the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s two-decade-old approval of the abortion pill mifepristone. Read more»

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