Abortion Opponents Hear a ‘Heartbeat’. Most Experts Hear Something

This Texas law bans abortion After about six weeks of pregnancy, it is based on a single premise that has been debated by many medical professionals: when an ultrasound detects electrical heart activity in an embryo, its heart is beating and live birth is on the way. However, at this very early stage of pregnancy, …

French Abortion Law Catalyst Marie-Claire Chevalier dies at 66

When the verdict was announced, Chevalier was fined 500 francs and released while demonstrators shouted his name in the streets. Four people, including his mother, were charged with accomplices and acquitted. The case, with its young protagonist and high-profile lawyer, became a case and catalyst for overthrowing the law in her feminism campaign. Among the …

Guns, Race, Abortion: Jennifer Haigh’s New Novel Humanizes the Hot Button

Using a title taken from a poem by Anne Sexton, he begins “Mercy Street” with Claudia, 43, who lives in Boston and has a stressful job. Claudia isn’t really the urban type. She was born in Maine as a 17-year-old girl who probably didn’t want her. The junk stuck on the shaggy carpet of their …

How Does the US Abortion Law Compare to Other Countries?

Abortion is generally legal and free in Italy, but about three-quarters of doctors Those who are registered as conscientious objectors and who are exempt from having an abortion for religious or moral reasons. Other doctors feel pressure from their colleagues not to have abortions, Professor Mishtal and colleagues found. “It has a cooling effect,” he …

Abortion at Sundance and Two Films Looking at the Jane Collective

Judith Arcana was 27 years old and recently separated from her husband when she began secretly driving women for safe but illegal abortions. The year was 1970, she was an unemployed teacher on Chicago’s South Side and spent her days counseling women in need. “I don’t think we’re crazy,” said Arcana, now 78. “I don’t …

Protecting Abortion Rights? Virginia Democrats’ Vacation Plans Begin

The Democrats are less than a month away from the Republicans’ takeover of the House of Delegates and the governor’s mansion. As the clock ticks by, many in the party want to seize what they see as a passing opportunity: to protect abortion rights by codifying them in state law. But Democratic leaders in the …

Inside the Economic Debate over Abortion in the Supreme Court

an important moment The Supreme Court held oral arguments yesterday in a case regarding the Mississippi law outlawing abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy. During the hearings, the court’s six conservative judges Signal that they’re comfortable with Mississippi law, although supporting it is the 1973 Roe v. Although Wade would contradict his decision. Mississippi made …

Texas Abortion Law Makes Caring for Risky Pregnancies Difficult

Dr. Moayedi said the only way to stop heavy bleeding is to terminate the pregnancy and contract the uterus. Time is of the essence. “Every OB-GYN looked after someone who died from bleeding,” he said. “If someone is bleeding while having a miscarriage, how long do I have to wait?” Dr. Moayedi added that even …