Some Missouri hospitals briefly halt emergency contraception
A large Missouri hospital chain briefly stopped providing emergency contraception amid confusion over whether the state’s abortion ban could put doctors at risk of criminal charges if they provide the medication known as the morning-after pill, even for sexual assault victims, only to restart the procedures on Wednesday.
EXPLAINER: Abortion landscape under state 'heartbeat' laws
Laws banning most abortions at the point of the “first detectable heartbeat"are beginning to take effect following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn the nearly 50-year-old Roe v. Wade decision.
EXPLAINER: Abortion ruling sparks wave of new legal issues
After the U.S. Supreme Court ruled last week that abortion is not a constitutional right, federal and state courts around the country saw a rush of activity as abortion rights advocates raised new legal challenges and states sought judges’ clearance to limit abortions.