Alys Brooks is a freelance writer living in Madison, Wisconsin.
"People don’t get this in their formative training ... when they have a patient in front of them [after training] and they don’t know what to do."
After the election, advocates are looking to strengthen abortion rights wherever they can—particularly in states with Democratic legislative majorities.
Voters will choose between a pro-choice Democrat and a Republican candidate ready to defend anti-choice laws.
Besides the two big abortion measures in Louisiana and Colorado, we're also tracking these important ballot initiatives.
Restrictions on training are not unusual, and it can prevent medical professionals from providing good care.
The COVID-19 pandemic has renewed the urgency for paid leave benefits, as a survey suggests parental leave is more common at reproductive rights organizations than in the U.S. workforce at large.
Republican lawmakers in Ohio are going after telemedicine abortion and pushing a so-called abortion reversal bill as access to abortion care dwindles.
Even as Republican-dominated legislatures passed laws designed to shut down clinics from coast to coast, some states saw an uptick in abortion clinics.
Passing landmark abortion rights legislation in Illinois was just the start. Obstacles remain for many in the state.
While Democratic Gov. Tony Evers can't singlehandedly undo years of anti-choice restrictions, abortion rights advocates said he can take action to counter anti-choice misinformation.