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Sofia Resnick

Sofia Resnick

Sofia Resnick is a national reproductive rights reporter for States Newsroom, based in Washington, D.C. She has reported on reproductive-health politics and justice issues for more than a decade.

Study cited by Texas judge in abortion pill case retracted

By: - February 5, 2024

The publisher Sage retracted three studies funded and produced by the Charlotte Lozier Institute, the research arm of the Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America organization, which works to elect federal and state anti-abortion lawmakers.

On Roe anniversary, abortion opponents look to White House to fast-track national ban

By: - January 22, 2024

Nearly two years into a post-Roe America, the battle over abortion rights is being waged primarily at the state level, but this year holds multiple opportunities for abortion opponents to effect a national ban.

Fear and confusion over abortion access persists as SCOTUS takes its first post-Dobbs case

By: and - December 14, 2023

Abortion via a two-step medication process of mifepristone and misoprostol has become the predominant way Americans terminate pregnancies post-Dobbs

Abortion-rights victories cement 2024 playbook while opponents scramble for new strategy

By: - November 9, 2023

Anti-abortion leaders woke up Wednesday to the sobering reality that abortion rights remain the nation’s predominant political issue. Decisive wins in swing and red states in two national election cycles since Roe v. Wade was overturned last year have given momentum to reproductive rights groups, who aggressively campaigned and fundraised in key states across the […]

Abortion rights advocates say consequences dire if SCOTUS declines to hear pill case

By: - October 9, 2023

More than a year after the U.S. Supreme Court decided states could set their own abortion laws, including bans, the nation’s highest court now could cut off abortion access in states where abortion is still legal. The Supreme Court began its new term this week and has yet to announce whether it will hear Alliance […]

Study cited by Texas judge in abortion-pill case under investigation

By: - August 2, 2023

Pharmaceutical sciences professor Chris Adkins was perusing news on his computer in December when he came across an item that fascinated him: Anti-abortion groups had sued the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to force a recall on a commonly used abortion drug. Adkins teaches future pharmacists at South University School of Pharmacy* in Savannah, Georgia. […]

National abortion ban eyed as group marks ‘Siege of Atlanta’ protests 35 years ago

By: , and - July 21, 2023

Members of a national anti-abortion religious organization called Operation Save America are in Atlanta this week to protest at a local abortion clinic and to discuss new strategies for achieving a national prohibition on abortion at any stage of pregnancy. Operation Save America began as Operation Rescue in 1986 and became more well known in […]

The Society of Family Planning found in the nine months after the Dobbs decision, the rate of medication abortion jumped, but overall, providers reported more than 25,000 fewer abortions nationwide. (Getty Images)

After Dobbs, abortion access is harder, comes later and with a higher risk

By: - June 22, 2023

Abortions in the second and third trimester of pregnancy appear to be on the rise.

Appeals court judges embrace anti-abortion speculation

By: and - May 21, 2023

Mifepristone remains legal and on the market as the case winds its way through the legal system.

Here’s what abortion foes have been up to in the year after Dobbs draft leak

By: - May 3, 2023

Anti-abortion activists have flooded state legislatures with proposals to criminalize pregnancy termination or to add burdensome regulations.

With federal and state laws changing and litigation unresolved, the Abortion Defense Network helps patients, their loved ones, providers and support groups with free legal advice, pro bono representation, and help paying legal expenses. (Getty Images)

Abortion-rights attorneys help patients and providers navigate legal chaos 

By: - April 21, 2023

A lot of the questions that helpline attorneys are fielding these days are about the legal risks of seeing a health provider at all, one advocate said.

How to make a state abortion ban go national

By: - April 14, 2023

For Idaho activists step one was getting their AG on board.