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Facebook data used to prosecute Nebraska mother, daughter after alleged abortion

BY: - August 10, 2022

Police allege in court documents that Celeste Burgess, then 17 years old, told police in April that she had suffered a miscarriage in a bathtub at her home. She said she and her mom buried the stillborn, the documents show.

Abortion rights activists react to the Dobbs v Jackson Women's Health Organization ruling in front of the U.S. Supreme Court

Fear and uncertainty grip patients as abortion referral services struggle to keep up

BY: - August 8, 2022

Abortion referral services have seen a change in how they do their work, but despite restrictions that make it less possible to get an abortion in Ohio, clinics and non-profits definitely haven’t seen a shortage of need.

Abortion rights protestors outside Supreme Court

Politicized language contributes to confusion over Louisiana abortion ban, experts say

BY: - July 31, 2022

Court documents doctors have filed show the lack of certainty starts with the inability to agree on a definition for abortion.

Volunteer escorts gather outside Delta Clinic in Baton Rouge

Louisiana abortion ban can be enforced again, appellate court rules

BY: - July 29, 2022

An appeals court has ruled that Louisiana’s abortion ban will go back into effect, granting a victory to Attorney General Jeff Landry, who argued that the laws should be in effect while a legal challenge plays out. Abortion providers sued the state following the U.S. Supreme Court reversal of Roe v. Wade last month. They […]

State board to Louisiana doctors on abortion: Talk to a lawyer

BY: - July 28, 2022

The Louisiana State Medical board has advised the state's physicians to consult with a lawyer on what abortion care is legal (Julie O'Donoghue/Louisiana Illuminator)

Jeff Landry sues ULM med school over vaccine mandate

Judge denies AG Landry’s request to let abortion ban to go into effect pending appeal

BY: - July 26, 2022

A Baton Rouge judge has denied Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry’s request to have the state’s abortion ban go into effect pending his appeal of last week’s loss in court, meaning that abortion will stay legal in Louisiana – for now.  Judge Don Johnson of the 19th Judicial District Court granted abortion providers a preliminary […]

Protestors outside the U.S. Supreme Court

Mississippi doctors fear new abortion laws will tie their hands as patients suffer

BY: - July 23, 2022

Dr. Nina Ragunanthan wonders exactly how long she’s supposed to watch a miscarrying woman bleed before Mississippi law permits her to perform an abortion. The OB/GYN in the Delta worries that the state’s new laws — banning abortion “except in the case where necessary for the preservation of the mother’s life or where the pregnancy […]

New Orleans skyline with City Hall, Superdome

Bond commission makes largely symbolic vote to protest New Orleans’ abortion law stance

BY: - July 21, 2022

Before voting to withhold potential financing in years to come, the Louisiana Bond Commission approved a $32 million cash line of credit for the same Sewerage and Water Board project.

New Orleans protest over Supreme Court overturning abortion ruling

Judge finds Louisiana abortion laws vague; enforcement still on hold

BY: - July 21, 2022

Judge Don Johnson ruled Thursday that Louisiana’s abortion laws are vague and therefore cannot be enforced. His decision puts a preliminary injunction on the state’s “trigger” law that keeps Attorney General Jeff Landry and the state health department from shutting down the state’s three abortion clinics for now. Kathaleen Pittman of Hope Medical Group for […]

Juliet Thomas, community health worker for Plan A, left, and Antoinette Roby, driver and community health worker, prepare to setup Plan A's mobile clinic in Metcalfe, Mississippi.

Mississippi mobile clinic is on front lines of reproductive, maternal health

BY: - July 21, 2022

METCALFE, Mississippi – The clinic – a box perched on wheels and painted with trees and people – sat in the gravel and grass parking lot of a burger and wings joint called VNV Sports Bar and Grill, the only restaurant in town. Choosing where to park it in this Delta town of about 1,000 […]

Jeff Landry sues ULM med school over vaccine mandate

Landry to treasurer, bond commission: Halt New Orleans financing for not enforcing abortion law

BY: - July 19, 2022

This potentially puts at jeopardy a plan to finance the construction of a new power plant for the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans.

Misogyny is fueling the country’s gun violence epidemic, experts say

BY: - July 19, 2022

LANSING, Michigan – Dawn Gillard’s life revolved around her children. Everyone who loved her knew that. The rest of the world would read about it in her obituary. On May 27, Gillard was shot and killed at age 40 alongside her three young children: Katelynn, 6; Ronald, 4; and Joshua, 3, at a home in […]