66 clinics across 15 states have stopped offering abortions post-Roe
In the 100 days since Roe v. Wade was overturned, 66 clinics in more than a dozen states have stopped providing abortions, according to a new report from the Guttmacher Institute, an abortion-rights advocacy and research group.
Of those 66 clinics, 40 still offer non-abortion services while 26 have shut their doors, the analysis found.
As of Wednesday, abortions are almost entirely unavailable in 14 states — Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin. And access is significantly limited in a 15th state, Georgia, where the procedure is allowed until the detection of fetal cardiac activity, which usually happens around six weeks of pregnancy.
Ohio six-week abortion ban is on pause, pending judge ruling
Ohio’s six-week abortion ban is on pause, but whether it’s blocked indefinitely hinges on one judge’s decision.
On Friday morning, attorneys on opposite sides of the abortion fight will make their case to Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Christian Jenkins, a Democrat. His order temporarily blocking Ohio’s six-week abortion ban expires on Oct. 12.
Read the full article at Cincinnati Enquirer
Barnard College plans to offer abortion pills on campus
Barnard, the private women’s college in New York City, will begin offering abortion pills on campus next year, college officials announced Thursday.
The decision, to take effect in September, signals how the nation’s colleges and universities are becoming another front in the nation’s pitched battle over abortion after the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
“I think we’re putting a stake in the ground that we believe that health and wellness is really the institution’s responsibility for students, and we want to do everything we can to support our students,” Sian L. Beilock, the president of Barnard, which operates in partnership with Columbia University, said in an interview.
Read the full article at New York Times.
Jewish women cite faith in contesting Kentucky abortion ban
Kentucky’s sweeping abortion ban was challenged Thursday by three Jewish women who brought a lawsuit arguing that it violates their religious rights under the state’s constitution.
The legal challenge, filed in state court in Louisville, says the state’s Republican-dominated legislature “imposed sectarian theology” by prohibiting nearly all abortions. The lawsuit bears similarities to legal challenges to abortion bans in at least two other states.
Read the full article at AP News.
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