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William Barr, Trump’s attorney general nominee, said Roe v. Wade ‘will fall’ in unearthed CNN interview from 1992

In a newly resurfaced CNN interview from 1992, William Barr, Trump's attorney general nominee, said Roe v. Wade "will ultimately be overturned."

Ohio’s legislature is considering laws to ban abortion after 6 weeks, and could punish patients and abortion providers with the death penalty

Ohio lawmakers are considering sweeping laws banning abortion, as well as capital punishment for abortion patients and providers.
An illustration of a human embryo at week six of development.

Ohio ‘heartbeat bill’ could ban abortions before most women know they’re pregnant

The rhythmic beating of a developing embryo's immature heart is detectable before most women even realize they're pregnant.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers speaks at an election eve rally in Madison, Wisconsin, U.S. November 5, 2018. Evers on Tuesday won the governor's race in the state, beating incumbent Scott Walker

3 red states just expanded Medicaid —here’s what the midterm election means for healthcare

The midterms will have a big impact on healthcare. Three states voted to expand Medicaid, while two others adopted new anti-abortion measures.

Voters in Alabama and West Virginia passed ballot initiatives to significantly limit abortion access at the state level if Roe v. Wade is overturned

Voters in Alabama and West Virginia voted to approve ballot initiatives to establish no Constitutional right to public funding for abortions and to abortion access more broadly.
A new service aims to help US women obtain medical abortion pills.

A new service will help women in the US get the abortion pill by mail

A new service called Aid Access will help women in the US get a medical abortion (aka "the abortion pill") by mail, The Atlantic reports. The service was launched by Dr. Rebecca Gomperts, who previously founded Women on Web, an organization that facilitates medical abortions in other countries.
Rochelle Garza, the plaintiff in Garza vs. Hargan, testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

‘Your decisions affect real people’: the lawyer who represented an immigrant teen in her fight to get an abortion explains why she testifi...

After lawmakers on the Senate Judiciary Committee questioned Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh they listened to multiple witnesses who testified for or against Kavanaugh, including the lawyer he ruled against last year in the case of an undocumented teen seeking an abortion.
This map shows what abortion policies states would enact if Roe v. Wade were overturned.

This is what could happen if Roe v. Wade fell

The landmark Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade granted Americans the right to abortion in 1973, but the reality of that right varies dramatically from state to state. These seven charts and maps illustrate what abortion access actually looks like today, and what could happen if Roe fell.

Argentina rejects bill to legalize abortion – pushing back against a wave of support from a pro-choice movement in the Latin American country th...

Argentine senators rejected a bill to legalize abortion after an impassioned debate ran into the early hours of Thursday. The Senate voted 38 to 31 against the proposed measure, which would have legalized a woman's right to seek an abortion into the 14th week of pregnancy.
Pro-abortion demonstrators take part in a protest in front of National Congress while an abortion bill is debated in Buenos Aires, Argentina, April 10, 2018.

Abortion laws in Latin America show what the US could look like in a world without Roe v. Wade

"If there's something the US can learn from Latin America, it is that restricting abortion does not reduce the number of abortions. It only increases maternal mortality," Paula Avila-Guillen, a human rights legal expert from the Women's Equality Center, told Business Insider.