reproductive-health

The abortion rate is at a 30-year low

The American abortion rate hit a three-decade low in 2011 -- and a new wave of abortion restrictions aren't necessarily the reason why.

  • Sarah Kliff
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  • Feb 3, 2014

Thirteen charts that explain how Roe v. Wade changed abortion rights

Forty-one years ago, the Supreme Court declared abortion to be a legal right. A lot has changed between now and then.

  • Sarah Kliff
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  • Jan 22, 2014

States passed 205 abortion restrictions in three years. That’s totally unprecedented.

That's way more than the 180 restrictions that passed in the last decade.

  • Sarah Kliff
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  • Jan 3, 2014

Under Obamacare, nearly three times as many women are getting free birth control pills

It's all part of the health-care law's mandated coverage of birth control.

  • Sarah Kliff
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  • Dec 11, 2013

Five startling facts about pregnancy and abortion in America

Fewer women are getting pregnant--unless they're over 30.

  • Sarah Kliff
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  • Dec 5, 2013

Catholic hospitals are growing. What will that mean for reproductive health?

A new lawsuit takes aim at Catholic hospitals' policies on how they treat obstetric complications.

  • Sarah Kliff
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  • Dec 2, 2013

Obamacare’s birth control mandate is headed to the Supreme Court

The arguments will focus on the religious rights of for-profit corporations.

  • Sarah Kliff
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  • Nov 26, 2013

Wendy Davis couldn’t stop a Texas abortion law. But a federal court just did.

The decision halts two key provisions: A requirement that abortion providers have admitting privileges at a local hospital and another barring medical abortions.

  • Sarah Kliff
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  • Oct 28, 2013

California just passed America’s first law expanding abortion access since 2006

Forty-three laws have passed in 2013 to restrict abortion access. That makes California's new law expanding access all the more surprising.

  • Sarah Kliff
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  • Oct 10, 2013

Seventy percent of D.C.’s pregnancies are unintended

Yes, really.

  • Sarah Kliff
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  • Sep 9, 2013

Seventeen states made it harder to get an abortion this year

Taken together, they have passed 43 laws that reduce access to abortion.

  • Sarah Kliff
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  • Jul 9, 2013

The abortion ban Texas is debating? It already exists in 12 other states.

Texas Republicans want to ban abortion at 20 weeks. If the state moves forward, it would be the 13th to do so.

  • Sarah Kliff
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  • Jul 1, 2013

Getting contraceptives under Obamacare is getting complicated

Delivering coverage is a six-step process for faith-based non-profits that oppose contraceptive use.

  • Sarah Kliff
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  • Jun 28, 2013

Wait, how did Texas Republicans pause Wendy Davis’ filibuster?

Texas Democratic Senator Wendy Davis' nine-hour filibuster may be becoming to a quick end - and not due to the senator's lack of effort.

  • Sarah Kliff
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  • Jun 26, 2013

WATCH: Wendy Davis’ very long filibuster of Texas abortion restrictions

At 11:18 a.m. this morning, Texas State Senator Wendy Davis began talking. She has not stopped since.

  • Sarah Kliff
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  • Jun 26, 2013

Obama didn’t change his mind on Plan B, Justice changed its legal strategy

The president still supports age restrictions on emergency contraceptives.

  • Sarah Kliff
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  • Jun 11, 2013

Breaking: Feds to allow over-the-counter Plan B sales

The Obama administration plans to comply with a court order to allow over-the-counter emergency contraceptive sales.

  • Sarah Kliff
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  • Jun 11, 2013

White House loses bid to delay Plan B access to women of all ages

This court ruling matters. But don't expect emergency contraceptives to show up next to toothpaste and Advil tomorrow.

  • Sarah Kliff
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  • Jun 5, 2013

Obama administration plans to appeal Plan B ruling

The Obama administration will challenge a court ruling that would require the federal government to make emergency contraceptives available to all women over the counter.

  • Sarah Kliff
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  • May 1, 2013

Plan B will be available to 15-year-olds, but they might need a passport to get it

Sixteen states do not allow 15-year-olds to obtain learner's permits. A passport requires assistance from both parents.

  • Sarah Kliff
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  • May 1, 2013
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