Doctors in Texas say they cannot head off life-threatening medical crises in pregnant women if abortions cannot be offered or even discussed.
By Roni Caryn Rabin
Nov. 26, 2021
A few weeks after Texas adopted the most restrictive abortion law in the nation, Dr. Andrea Palmer delivered terrible news to a Fort Worth patient who was midway through her pregnancy.
The fetus had a rare neural tube defect. The brain would not develop, and the infant would die at birth or shortly afterward. Carrying the pregnancy to term would be emotionally grueling and would also raise the mother’s risk of blood clots and severe postpartum bleeding, the doctor warned.
The Yomiuri Shimbun, Japan Times
November 21, 2021
British pharmaceutical company Linepharma plans to apply to the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry for approval of the abortion pill in late December, according to sources familiar with the matter.
Approval is expected within a year if the review process goes smoothly. It would be the first orally consumed abortion pill, or medication abortion, available in Japan, and is expected to help reduce the related physical and mental burden on women.
Non-Planned Parenthood providers are badly underfunded and under attack, and three in five patients are seeking abortions there.
By Caitlin Cruz
November 16, 2021
Ashley was pregnant and lived about an hour outside Wichita, Kansas. Workers at Trust Women in Kansas had gotten her as much funding for her abortion as possible, but she’d still have to shell out a couple hundred dollars herself. She kept cancelling appointments, and Rebecca Tong, now co-executive director of Trust Women in Oklahoma and Kansas, kept rescheduling her.
“We got to the very end of when we could see her, and I told her, ‘If we don’t see you at this appointment, we will not be able to see you at all, because of the arbitrary limits set in Kansas of 20 weeks,’” Tong told Jezebel.
Source: Nestor Kafui Adjomah
16 November 2021
311 women have died in 2019 from complications of abortion, accounting for 9.2% direct maternal deaths in Ghana.
Ghana Health Service (GHS) has therefore put in place pragmatic approach to strengthening the integration of Comprehensive Abortion Care (CAC) services into the routine reproductive health services in Ghana.
— "Termination of pregnancy is a critical aspect of caring for our patients"
by Joyce Frieden, Washington Editor, MedPage Today
November 14, 2021
CHICAGO -- The American Medical Association (AMA) should be more supportive of efforts to provide training in abortion procedures to medical students and residents, said several members Saturday at the virtual November special meeting of the AMA House of Delegates.
"Like any other medical procedures, we believe that termination of pregnancy is a critical aspect of caring for our patients, particularly those who are childbearing," said Russyan Mark Mabeza, MD, an alternate delegate from California. Mabeza was speaking on behalf of the PacWest delegation in support of a resolution from the Medical Student Section calling for the AMA to support an "opt-out" curriculum for abortion training.
Monday November 08 2021
Ministers have been urged to act after an investigation found that repeated NHS failures to spot sepsis after an abortion had contributed to the death of a young mother.
A coroner has written to Sajid Javid, the health secretary, expressing concern for the “lack of knowledge in the health service” on how to spot fatal infection after a medical termination.
Sarah Dunn, 31, died in April last year four weeks after a planned abortion. An inquest concluded that “gross neglect” from NHS doctors and healthcare workers had contributed to her death.
Nearby states have enacted abortion restrictions. But Colorado is still a ‘safe haven.’
BY: JULIA FENNELL
NOVEMBER 5, 2021
With states like Texas imposing abortion restrictions, and concern that more will follow, a greater number of out-of-state women are coming to Colorado to seek abortions.
Historically, women have come from all over the country to Colorado, which is sometimes called a “safe haven“ for abortion, to get abortion care.
Demonstrations and candlelit vigil after woman, 30, dies of septic shock in 22nd week of pregnancy
Tue 2 Nov 2021
A Polish hospital has said that doctors and midwives did everything they could to save the lives of a pregnant woman and her foetus in a case that has put the spotlight on the country’s new stricter abortion law.
The 30-year-old woman died of septic shock in her 22nd week of pregnancy. Doctors did not perform an abortion, even though her foetus was lacking amniotic fluid, according to a lawyer for the family.
October 31, 2021
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Dr. Ghazaleh Moayedi, an OB-GYN in Texas, about the state of reproductive rights two months after the passage of Senate Bill 8, a restrictive abortion law.
MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:
Tomorrow the Supreme Court begins oral arguments in what could be one of the most consequential abortion rights cases in decades, United States v. Texas. That's a federal challenge to that state's restrictive abortion law, known as Senate Bill 8, that went into effect in early September. That bill bans abortion after six weeks and, as you've probably heard, also sets up a bounty program for individuals to get paid for reporting people who violate it. It's been in effect for nearly two months. A study from the University of Texas at Austin found that the number of abortions performed last month dropped 50% compared to last year.
ABC News, Australia
By North American correspondent Kathryn Diss and Cameron Schwarz in Colorado
Posted Mon 11 Oct 2021
Warren Hern doesn’t live like any ordinary doctor. He keeps the location of his Colorado home secret. He sleeps with a rifle beside his bed. He wears a bulletproof vest if speaking publicly, and works behind bulletproof glass.
Every square inch of his surgery, which is protected by large security fences, is monitored with surveillance cameras 24 hours a day.