Abortion Access divided by the Irish Sea

By: Katherine Montgomery In July 2014, a 19 year-old woman living in Northern Ireland took pills she bought online to terminate an unwanted, 11-week pregnancy because she could not afford to travel to Great Britain for an abortion.[1] Her roommates called the police and in 2016 she was sentenced to 3 months in jail, suspended … Continue reading Abortion Access divided by the Irish Sea

The Changing Picture of the Freedom to Choose

Wayne Freeland, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law Edited by Nicole Fries The Changing Picture of the Freedom to Choose Earlier this year, the Senate of Indiana passed a bill with the intent of banning abortions when there is a reasonable belief that the mother is aborting the child for one of three reasons; gender, … Continue reading The Changing Picture of the Freedom to Choose

The Real Cost of Limiting Access to Abortion Services

Many states are enacting new legislation to shut down abortion clinics by adding draconian restrictions and requirements that are impossible for most clinics to meet. For example, Arizona and Texas passed bills outlawing FDA-approved abortion-inducing medication, forcing women seeking abortions to undergo more invasive and time-consuming surgical abortions instead. Arizona's attempt at enforcing a ban on … Continue reading The Real Cost of Limiting Access to Abortion Services