Abortion

Librarians can counter abortion misinformation

UCSF Bixby Center
Bixby members Jill Barr-Walker, Nancy Berglas, Biftu Mengesha and colleagues argue that health science librarians have a role in providing evidence-based information about abortion.

Bixby members respond to Texas' abortion ban

UCSF Bixby Center
Bixby members are speaking out in the media about the crisis in Texas and the ways abortion bans harm people.

Even Texas allows abortions to protect a woman's life. Or does it?

New York Times
Carole Joffe and Jody Steinauer explain the problems with abortion ban exceptions to protect the life of a pregnant person and call for abortion access for all. 

Texas' abortion crisis proves the abortion pill needs to be in every drug store

NBC News
Daniel Grossman of ANSIRH called for over-the-counter access to medication abortion in response to increasing restrictions on abortion care.

Abortion clinics overcame unique challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic

UCSF Bixby Center
All health care providers have faced significant challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. The need for in-person services had to be weighed against the need to protect patients and staff from the virus. Facilities that provide abortion experienced unique burdens on top of these challenges.

'Fetal heartbeat' isn't a clinical term—but it's still used in laws on abortion

NPR
Dr. Jennifer Kerns talked to NPR about the misleading use of the term "fetal heartbeat" by anti-abortion policymakers. 

Abortions can be provided safely and effectively using telehealth

UCSF Bixby Center
ANSIRH researchers found that among patients who used the virtual clinic, 95% had a complete abortion without intervention, similar to in-person medication abortion. No patients reported any major adverse events.

Pharmacists can dispense mifepristone for abortions

UCSF Bixby Center
New ANSIRH research tested how well it would work to have pharmacists give mifepristone to patients directly.

Public abortion coverage helps my patients

Newsweek
Dr. Mai Fleming wrote about why public abortion coverage is critical to achieving reproductive justice and liberation for her patients in Newsweek. 

Louisiana abortions decreased at the start of the pandemic

UCSF Bixby Center

Disruptions in the health care system during the COVID-19 pandemic impacted reproductive health services, including abortion.