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Forward Midwifery in the News


The Supreme Court Can’t Stop Underground Abortion Networks. And They’re Thriving.

“No matter what laws and bans are out there, people are going to find a way to get access to the care that they need.”

Apr 21, 2023

World Time Todays

An emerging but fast-growing industry of abortion providers performs abortions only through telemedicine, with no physical clinics. A federal court ruling Wednesday aimed at banning the mailing of abortion pills could make it much harder for them to operate.

Apr 15, 2023


Some U.S. abortion pill providers curb availability after appeals court ruling

U.S. telehealth and in-person abortion providers scrambled on Thursday to keep medication abortion services available after a federal appeals court ruled that the abortion pill mifepristone could be distributed amid ongoing litigation but with significant restrictions.

Apr 13, 2023


Abortion providers say despite legal limbo, 'nothing's changing immediately' in Massachusetts

Abortion providers say no matter what the federal courts decide, people in Massachusetts will be able to end their pregnancies with medication here.

Apr 10, 2023


What to Know About Medication Abortion

Despite court battles over mifepristone and medication abortion, you can still get the abortion pill, even in states where it's banned.

Mar 9, 2023


The New York Times Magazine

New York Times Magazine: Risking Everything to Offer Abortions Across State Lines

Doctors and midwives in blue states are working to get abortion pills into red states — setting the stage for a historic legal clash.

Oct 4, 2022

Maryland Matters

Opinion: Call to stop the politicization of health care

People in Maryland still have access to legal abortion but there are a number of candidates in the upcoming midterm election who are working to take that access away. As clinicians, we must advocate on behalf of our patients and call to only support candidates who will fight to keep abortion accessible.

Sep 19, 2022

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The New York Times

Abortion Pill Providers Experiment With Ways to Broaden Access

These new efforts, which test the legal boundaries, have sprung up since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and many states restricted abortion.

Sep 3, 2022

The Wall Street Journal

What Are Abortion Pills and How Widely Are They Used?

Medication abortion accounts for more than half of procedures nationwide

Jul 1, 2022

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The Next Major Reproductive Freedom Movement Has Begun—and It’s Creating Something Way More Powerful Than Roe

Completely valid if you’re feeling shocked and gutted by the SCOTUS ruling. Just know that abortion activists on the ground—those who’ve spent years funding, facilitating, performing, and agitating in support of abortion—have prepared for this moment. With input from movement leaders in all 50 states, here’s how to find your place in the fiercely hopeful world they’ve been building.

Jun 27, 2022


The Daily Beast

Dozens of Providers in Red States Move to Prescribe Abortion Pills

Since Friday, more than 100 clinicians have come forward to seek help in offering medication abortion to patients, according to the abortion-rights advocacy group Plan C.

Jun 25, 2022

The Cut

What to Know About Stocking Up on the Abortion Pill

Jun 24, 2022

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