reproductive health

Hope Medical Group for Women, the Shreveport abortion clinic that prevailed at the U.S. Supreme Court this year, has dropped a separate lawsuit against Louisiana’s abortion regulations.

Most maternal deaths during or within a year of pregnancy in Louisiana in 2017 could have been avoided, according to a newly released review by the Louisiana Department of Health.

Lara arrived at the Hope Medical Group for Women abortion clinic on Saturday, April 11, pregnant for the first time at 20 years old. She’d found out at 4 a.m. the Wednesday before, after peeing on a home pregnancy test and watching it instantly come up positive.

The letter arrived in December, nearly two years into a new program aimed at tackling the high rate of women in Louisiana who die from pregnancy.

The American Civil Liberties Union has decided to go directly to the source of its unhappiness with the way women are treated in Catholic hospitals. It's suing the nation's Catholic bishops.