How State Health Departments Are Closing Abortion Clinics: Five Key Takeaways
We've highlighted the five major conclusions of Pacific Standard's latest investigation.
How Health Officials in Pro-Life States Are Quietly Dismantling Abortion Access
Without the fanfare of a bill signing or a Supreme Court decision, the first state without an abortion clinic is in sight.
Why Some Cities Are Using Zoning Laws to Restrict Abortion Access
While abortion is often talked about in ideological terms, in many states it's a lack of brick-and-mortar clinics that prevents women from seeking the care they need.
Missouri Could Become the First State in the Nation Without an Abortion Clinic
But it's far from the only state where a health department's efforts could effectively end abortion access.
A New Title X Rule Stripping Sexual Health Access for Millions of Women Could Take Effect Next Week
The future of federal family planning programs will be decided by May 3rd, as four separate lawsuits seek to block the Trump administration's plans to target abortion access.
What Will Alabama's 'Baby Roe' Lawsuit Mean for the Abortion Debate?
The headline-grabbing wrongful death case over an aborted embryo taps into the "fetal personhood" movement that's currently gaining momentum.
The Supreme Court Just Blocked an Abortion-Restriction Law in Louisiana. What's the Science Behind the Law?
Studies show that, in most cases, laws requiring doctors to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital are not necessary for the health and safety of women getting abortions.
A Late-Night Supreme Court Ruling Has Saved Louisiana's Abortion Clinics—for Now
With just hours to spare, the Supreme Court stepped in Thursday to keep abortion clinics open in the state. But how long will the reprieve last?
A Louisiana Law Could Give the Supreme Court a Chance to Remake Abortion Law in America
A petition to the Supreme Court to bar the law from taking effect brings the potential for the next major abortion ruling.
What's the Effect of Limiting What Doctors Can Tell Patients About Abortions?
Texas offers Americans a glimpse into what the future may look like if the Trump administration passes new reproductive rules.
How Medical Ethicists See the Proposed 'Gag Rule' on Abortion Referrals in Government-Funded Clinics
Pacific Standard spoke to secular and religious ethicists about the controversial proposal.
The Trump Administration's Proposed Funding Cuts to Clinics Like Planned Parenthood Could Hurt Low-Income Women the Most
A look at the research on what happens to contraceptive access for low-income Americans when the government withholds funding to family-planning clinics.
The Trump Administration Is Set to Cut Off Federal Funding to Clinics That Offer Abortions
The White House plans to announce a rule today that would bar federal funds from going to any clinic that provides abortions or refers their patients to abortion providers.
Abortion Providers and a Constant Barrage of Personalized Harassment
Shootings like the one at a Colorado clinic are rare. Stalking, hate mail, and intimidating protests are the daily reality.
The Abortion Clinic Dumpster Dive
Garbage has become an unlikely battleground in the abortion debate, as anti-abortion groups seek evidence of privacy violations in clinics’ trash. “Is it a little bit on the sketchy side?” one activist said of such tactics. “Yeah, maybe.”
How Private Is Sensitive Abortion Information?
Across the country, those who support abortion rights and those who oppose them are feuding in court over how much information should be disclosed about women undergoing abortions. Supporters say there’s no margin for error. Opponents say it’s about ensuring quality care.
The Fantastical Flaws of Arizona’s New 'Reverse' Abortion Law
A new law that forces doctors to give their patients misinformation about an untested procedure is just the latest example of how anti-choice restrictions undermine evidence-based medical care. It’s long past time to stop taking abortion opponents’ hypocritical claims of concern for “patient safety” seriously.
Can Storytelling Help Destroy the Stigma Associated With Abortion?
Last year was dubbed “the year of the abortion story.” Though these narratives have changed some hearts and minds, dismantling abortion stigma won’t happen overnight. And it certainly won’t ensure reproductive freedom for all.
Protecting Abortion Clinics in the Age of ‘McCullen v. Coakley’
After the recent Supreme Court decision, clinics will likely have to turn to injunctions to keep protesters away, taking on the additional expense themselves or passing it on to those they serve.