By Elizabeth Castillo, CALmatters | CALmatters July 28, 2018 at 7:00 am Jessica Rosales recalls plunging into a downward spiral after discovering that her birth control had failed and she was pregnant. A financially unstable third-year student at UC Riverside, she immediately sought an abortion — something the campus student health clinic did not provide. Instead, she was referred to private medical facilities off campus. One wouldn’t accept her insurance; the other didn’t provide abortions. Her grades slipped, she said, and she frequently slept the days away to escape her circumstances. Eventually, she traveled 6 miles to a Planned Parenthood clinic that performed the procedure. Ten weeks had passed. “My situation could have been avoided if the student health center was there and provided medication abortion for students on campus,” Rosales said. A bill advancing in the Legislature would make California the first in the nation to require that … [Read more...] about California may soon be first state to require public universities to offer abortion pills
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Jerome Check firmly believes that mifepristone, better known as the abortion pill, can extend and improve the lives of terminally ill lung cancer patients who have run out of treatment options. He has enough circumstantial evidence of this that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave him permission to formally test the drug in 40 advanced-stage patients. His clinical trial is the first step toward getting mifepristone approved as a palliative therapy. But Check has a problem. The 72-year old Melrose Park infertility specialist can’t get oncologists to send him patients. After 2½ years, he has enrolled only two of the 40 he needs. Both are doing very well on their daily mifepristone pill. Check’s problem doesn’t stem from skepticism about the potential benefits of the controversial drug, or his scientific credibility. The root of his trouble seems to be that he’s not an oncologist, and he has no “sponsor” – no deep-pocketed … [Read more...] about Can the abortion pill treat advanced lung cancer? This infertility expert wants to find out
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0 Comments Taking abortion pills distributed at Belfast pro-choice rally may lead to arrest, warn police BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Pregnant women who take abortion pills delivered by a pro-choice organisation’s ‘abortion robot’ outside a Belfast courthouse this afternoon could face charges, the PSNI has warned. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/taking-abortion-pills-distributed-at-belfast-prochoice-rally-may-lead-to-arrest-warn-police-36963415.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article36963413.ece/a9db3/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-05-31_new_41376247_I1.JPG Email Pregnant women who take abortion pills delivered by a pro-choice organisation’s ‘abortion robot’ outside a Belfast courthouse this afternoon could face charges, the PSNI has warned. The robot will be on the so-called Bus4Choice run by social feminist organisation Rosa NI with the support of web-based abortion pills provider Women on Web and … [Read more...] about Taking abortion pills distributed at Belfast pro-choice rally may lead to arrest, warn police
Northern Ireland By Kelly-Leigh Cooper BBC News 27 May 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-44271876 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsIrish abortion referendum The Republic of Ireland voted on Friday to repeal part of its constitution that effectively outlawed abortion.That change will … [Read more...] about What next for abortion in Northern Ireland?