Reproductive Rights News Roundup – 8/2/2019

Court puts abortion waiting period back in the spotlight
By Dara Kim and Jim Saunders
News Service of Florida
In a victory for Republican state leaders and abortion opponents, a split appeals court Thursday overturned a circuit judge’s decision that tossed out a 2015 law requiring women to wait 24 hours before having abortions.

A Florida abortion clinic braces for a Southern surge
By Claire McNeill
Tampa Bay Times
Across from a Popeyes on the crowded, flat University Boulevard, a half-dozen protesters in suspenders and straw hats cluster by a bus stop.

A crisis pregnancy center in Florida wants to redefine choice
By Claire McNeill
Tampa Bay Times
The debate splashes across front pages as the pope compares abortion to hiring a hitman and Missouri’s last clinic fights to stay open.

‘Voters Deserve Better’: Two Nights of Debates, Zero Questions About Abortion
By Ally Boguhn
Debate moderators failed to ask a single question about reproductive rights, including abortion, during the second round of Democratic presidential debates.

Restrictive Abortion Laws Have Consequences That Reach Far Beyond State Lines
By Mattie Quinn
When we talk about the wave of proposed abortion restrictions sweeping the nation, we often focus on people in the states where those bans would go into effect.

Predicted changes in abortion access and incidence in a post-Roe world
Staff Report
Guttmacher Institute
If Roe were reversed and all high-risk states banned abortion, 39% of the national population of women aged 15-44 would experience increases in travel distances ranging from less than 1 mile to 791 miles.

The Broward Women’s Emergency Fund’s ReproHangeo Aims to Destigmatize Abortion
By Christian Portilla
Broward-Palm Beach New Times
Rosa Valderrama, director of the Broward Women’s Emergency Fund, remembers being passionate about reproductive health issues from a very young age.

Central Florida OB providers concerned about decreasing access to maternity care
By Deanna Allbrittin
WFTV Orlando
More women die of childbirth-related complications in the United States than any other developed country.

7/30/19: Abortion Battles; Food Insecurity; Catty Shack
By Heather Schatz
WJCT Jacksonville
Pro-choice activists are marching this weekend in St. Augustine.