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As access to both abortion and contraception comes under threat, the vast majority of Protestants use or have used some form of contraception.

Many Christians have celebrated the prospect of an America where abortion is not a constitutionally protected right, and others have been working to limit access to some contraceptives, yet the vast majority of Protestants have used some form of contraception. Read more»

Pro-choice backers rally on the University of Arizona campus.

It's time for that reasonable two-thirds of voters to start voting on social issues and some Arizona activists are offering up a chance to do just that with an initiative to add abortion rights to the state Constitution. Read more»

Women who use period-tracking apps should be aware of the risk of using the technology while considering the benefit it brings to their life.

After a draft opinion from the Supreme Court indicating that Roe v. Wade would be overturned, people were expressing concerns about the privacy of period-tracking app information - now, experts answer questions on data access and usage. Read more»

En esta foto de 2016, los defensores del derecho al aborto se reúnen frente a la Corte Suprema de EE. UU. La corte está evaluando un caso de Mississippi que podría reducir o anular Roe v. Wade, el caso histórico que legaliza el derecho de la mujer al aborto.

Mientras Roe v. Wade enfrenta los desafíos de la Corte Suprema, los defensores del derecho al aborto dicen que las medidas restrictivas del aborto afectan de manera desproporcionada a los pacientes de bajos ingresos y a las mujeres de color. Read more»

Hundreds of protesters, from both sides of the abortion debate, rally last year outside the U.S. Supreme Court. Abortion rights advocates worry the court will further restrict abortion, and they say restrictive abortion measures disproportionately affect low-income patients and women of color.

If Roe v. Wade were to be overturned, 26 states are certain or likely to ban abortion, and as both sides await a ruling, expected this summer, abortion rights advocates from Arizona to Texas and beyond fear that after 49 years, women's rights could once again be restricted. Read more»

Arizona restrictions already include a 24-hour waiting period, a ban on telemedicine abortion consultations, and a law banning nurse practitioners from providing abortion care, the ACLU said.

Abortion rights advocates are asking a federal court to block a sweeping new Arizona abortion law that they say grants civil rights to fetuses, embryos and fertilized human eggs and is set to take effect Sept. 29. Read more»

The Supreme Court unraveled an appeal Monday by religious nonprofits that do not want to complete insurance forms about their objections to covering contraception for employees. Read more»

Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale, voiced his support Tuesday at the Capitol for religious groups on the eve of their Supreme Court challenge of an Obamacare mandate for birth-control benefits in employee health plans.

Rep. Trent Franks led eight other lawmakers Tuesday in a show of support for religious groups on the eve of their Supreme Court challenge of an Obamacare mandate for birth-control benefits in employee health plans. Read more»

Hundreds of pro-choice protesters, countered by hundreds of pro-life demonstrators, rallied outside the Supreme Court before it ruled in the Hobby Lobby case.

Two potentially sweeping Supreme Court cases set the stage for a seismic shift in the battle over abortion and contraception. Read more»

Jeb Bush claims Planned Parenthood should not receive federal funding because “they’re not actually doing women’s health issues.” Read more»

The sonogram of a fetus at 20 weeks.

A number of Republican House members say scientific research proves a 20-week-old fetus can feel pain. But the ability to feel pain at that specific point in gestation is unproven. Read more»

Cathi Herrod, president of the Center for Arizona Policy, a conservative advocacy group, is among those supporting a bill that would prohibit abortion coverage through the federal health insurance exchange available in Arizona.

A new bill would prohibit any health care exchange in Arizona from providing coverage for elective abortions. Read more» 2

A toughening of Catholic medical directives could include enforcing a ban on tubal ligations. Read more»

The Supreme Court rejected an appeal from Arizona officials to reverse an injunction which blocks the enforcement of new rules aimed at the use of medication-based abortions in the state. The decision keeps the state from requiring abortion providers to follow FDA guidelines created in 2000, which are out of date according to medical experts. Read more»

Dona Mercedes, a traditional midwife, checks on Maria Lopez Mendoza, then six months pregnant, shortly before she declared Lopez’s baby 'una nina' – a girl.

Private groups and the Mexican government agree that the staggeringly high rate of maternal deaths during childbirth in Chiapas has to come down - but they disagree on how to do it. That's resulted in a blending of traditional and modern methods in the poor, rural state. Read more»

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