Republicans Challenge HHS Medication Abortion Guidance; NYC Debuts Abortion Fund; CA AG Issues Privacy Pointers; WV Enacts New Ban

By Bridget Early / September 21, 2022 at 4:03 PM
Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA) introduced a bill that would permit pharmacists to refuse to fill prescriptions for medications they believe could be used to end a pregnancy. The bill -- a challenge to HHS’ reproductive health guidance for pharmacies -- comes as abortion-friendly states bolster their protections for care and patient privacy. Elsewhere, state abortion bans enacted since the Supreme Court’s June Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision have eliminated exceptions for mental health emergencies despite new research...

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