What It's Like to Get Reproductive Care at an Anti-Abortion, Anti-Contraception Clinic
Changes to the Title X family planning programs have brought onboard a new kind of reproductive health clinic. What does that mean for patients?
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.
An Update on Abortion Pills From the World Health Organization Undermines How the U.S. Regulates Them
The update may make mifepristone and misoprostol more readily available worldwide. But in the U.S., not much is expected to change.
The Alabama Woman Charged With Her Fetus' Death Is Part of a Long History of Blaming Black Women for Harm to Their Unborn
An analysis has found that states in the South disproportionately detain or require medical procedures on pregnant women, for the sake of their fetuses, especially women of color.
'We're a Divided Nation': Pro-Life Leaders on This Year's Abortion Laws
This spring's sweeping abortion bans represent the greatest assault on abortion rights since Roe v. Wade.
Does It Make a Difference When Politicians Tell Their Abortion Stories?
Abortion storytelling projects, aimed at reducing stigma, have proliferated in recent years, but what's their real effect on public opinion?
'These Maternal Deaths Could Have Been Avoided': A Closer Look at the Major New Study Finding That Abortions Don't Harm Women's Health
This research is particularly important at a time when states across the country are passing new laws concerning abortion.
No, Having an Abortion Is Not Harmful to a Woman's Health
Women who sought but did not receive an abortion were in worse health five years later than peers who did get one, a new study finds.
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.
Viewfinder: Protesters Across the U.S. Rally Against Abortion Bans
A woman speaks during a protest against recently passed abortion ban bills at the Georgia State Capitol building, on May 21st, 2019, in Atlanta, Georgia.
Where Will Abortion Be Illegal If Roe v. Wade Is Overturned?
Here's what will happen to abortion access in your state if the Supreme Court decision ensuring legal abortion throughout America is overturned.
The Future of Abortion Access: An Essential Reading List
The Alabama Senate on Tuesday voted in favor of a measure that would effectively ban abortion in the state. Here's a selection of Pacific Standard stories about recent challenges to abortion access.
Alabama Is Poised to Pass an Outright Ban on Abortion
Georgia's governor has also signed a six-week ban, giving the Supreme Court yet more opportunities to overturn Roe v. Wade.
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.
How Six-Week Abortion Bans Are Fueling a 'Radical' Year for Abortion Law
The bans mark an unprecedented year for abortion legislation—and a potential political turning point.
Why We're Still Fighting Over the Equal Rights Amendment in 2019
The amendment was originally defeated in the late 1970s, and today's reignited movement to ratify it has much in common with the earlier fight.
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.
Another Abortion Fight Looms Over the Texas Legislature
Despite signals that lawmakers wanted to focus on bipartisan issues after a contentious mid-term election, three divisive abortion bills have been proposed.
What Crisis Pregnancy Centers Stand to Gain From Trump's New Title X 'Gag Rule'
In banning federal funding from groups that refer women for abortion services, the president is presenting a golden opportunity for faith-based, anti-abortion clinics.
Reproductive Rights Laws Remain Stringent Across South America
According to one study, 97 percent of women of reproductive age in Latin America live in countries with restrictive abortion laws.
Viewfinder: A Face-Off Between Pro-Choice and Pro-Life Protesters From Northern Ireland
Amnesty International protesters call for a change in Northern Irish abortion law as they walk past a counter demonstration at Parliament Square on February 26th, 2019, in London, England.
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.