abortion

Missouri Requires 72-Hour “Reflection Period” Before Abortion

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On Wednesday, Missouri legislators passed a law that will now require women to wait 72 hours after consulting with a physician before terminating a pregnancy. Republican lawmakers overruled the veto of Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon, who condemned the piece of legislation as “extreme and disrespectful”...

Coping with an Abortion

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An abortion is not an easy decision to cope with. Every woman who has ever terminated a pregnancy struggles with guilt and depression. A very close friend of mine recently underwent this procedure. Below is a recount of her experience and how she continues to...

On Who is Deserving of the Benefit of the Doubt and Why Black Women Choose Abortion

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A world without abortion is unsustainable for black women. The barriers that exist to basic healthcare make it a fundamental necessity to have the constitutional right and unobstructed access to terminate a pregnancy we cannot carry to term. If you hold the belief that a...

Almost One-Third of Pregnancies in Detroit End in Abortion, Says Detroit News

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Almost a third of pregnancies in Detroit end in an abortion, says a Detroit News report. In 2012, there were an estimated 18,360 pregnancies in the city with 5,693 ending in termination. The overall abortion rate among women age 15 to 44 in Detroit is...

Federal Judge Overturns North Dakota Law Criminalizing Abortions After Six Weeks

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On Wednesday, a federal judge overturned a North Dakota law banning abortions after six weeks. Under this law – also referred to as the “fetal heartbeat” law – a doctor who performed an abortion after six weeks would’ve been charged with a felony and sentenced...