Abortion is the termination of a pregnancy. It was made legal in the U.S. in 1973, following the Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade. However, it remains a highly debated political issue, both online and in real life, with many states instituting their own laws restricting access to services and banning the procedure under certain circumstances.

Rumors swirl around possible retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy
He's had a hand in several wins for liberals.
Senate GOP healthcare bill defunds Planned Parenthood for a year
The mission to gut Planned Parenthood rolls on.
Women who use birth control could be fired in Missouri
And that's only the beginning of this anti-abortion-packed bill.
Texas bans common abortion procedure, requires fetal remains burial with new law
The law makes one of the most common second trimester abortion procedures illegal.
Texas has the highest pregnancy death rate in the developed world
The state legislature ignored the problem, instead focusing on restricting abortion—which may be furthering the crisis.
Florida becomes first state to provide birth certificates for miscarriages
Pro-choice activists say this is another jab at 'defining life,' while lawmakers insist it's apolitical.
Texas House passes sweeping abortion bill that imposes new restrictions on women
The most common procedure used in 2nd-trimester abortions is about to be illegal.
Wyoming is set to lose its only Planned Parenthood clinic
Iowa's Planned Parenthood facilities also face a major blow.
Texas edged out Planned Parenthood—and now wants its Medicaid funding back
If the reimbursment is approved, the precedent could allow other states to ban Plan Parenthood without financial repercussion.
11 important things you didn’t know about Planned Parenthood
First and foremost, it's not just for women.
Trump just hired a family planning official who’s anti-abortion, anti-contraception, and anti-family planning
Title X's new supervisor is a 'fox guarding the hen house,' Planned Parenthood says.
The nuance in choice: Why I aborted 2 very wanted pregnancies
Abortion is not the carefree, black-and-white decision pro-lifers make it out to be. It's often painful and considered—and it was mine to make.
5 pro-choice women leaders share what ‘Democratic Unity’ means to them
Unlike Bernie Sanders' vision, theirs doesn't include abandoning women's reproductive rights.
Trump just appointed anti-abortion leader to top Health and Human Services position
Charmaine Yoest is known as the 'public enemy no. 1' of abortion rights organizations.
New website wants to help women have safe self-induced abortions at home
The advocacy group launched the resource in response to the Trump presidency.