Reproductive Rights Today
Your comprehensive daily wrap-up of changes to reproductive rights in the states, the front lines in the fight over abortion access in a post-Roe America.
South Dakota abortion rights advocates oppose ballot measure
Nationally-backed reproductive rights groups in South Dakota are criticizing a bid to restore abortion access in the state.
Indiana court hears religious freedom abortion case
An interfaith group of Hoosiers maintain that Indiana’s abortion ban violates their religious freedom.
Alabama senator lifts hold on most military nominees in protest of Pentagon’s abortion protest
For months, U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville has blocked unanimous consent of military promotions to protest the Pentagon’s reproductive health care policy. The Alabama Republican’s anti-abortion stance left hundreds of military nominees in limbo and drew bipartisan criticism.
AG Garland updates abortion access cases
After the U.S. Supreme Court decision in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case that overturned Roe v. Wade last year, the U.S. Department of Justice announced a task force to defend abortion rights and reproductive care access.
Anti-abortion groups lobby lawmakers on ‘abortion reversal’ treatment
Anti-abortion groups have pressured lawmakers in at least 14 states to require providers to give patients information about an abortion pill “reversal” treatment — an unproven, unscientific method that major medical organizations have condemned, Stateline reports.
Rural Wyoming women face roadblocks to maternity care
Like many areas in the United States, Wyoming is facing a maternity care crisis.
Alaska maternal death toll linked to domestic violence
An analysis of Alaska’s maternal mortality rates discovered that more new mothers died from domestic violence or overdose causes than medical complications.
Missouri advocates question abortion petition’s crisis hotline mandate
A Republican-led campaign to restore abortion access is facing criticism from advocates who support survivors of sexual assault over a requirement to report a rape to a hotline, Missouri Independent reports.