Reproductive Rights News Roundup – 8/23/2019

“Nobody Can Know”: Is This the Trumpian Future of Abortion in America?
By Caitlin Moscatello
Vanity Fair
Not long after Governor Brian Kemp signed a bill banning abortions in Georgia at as early as six weeks, the owner of Eastside Gynecology in Manhattan—who asked not to be named “because I don’t want to get shot”—says his office received a call from a woman in the state looking to fly to New York to terminate a pregnancy.

Planned Parenthood leaves federal family planning program
By David Crary and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
Associated Press
Related: Planned Parenthood sees swift fallout from quitting program
Planned Parenthood said Monday it’s pulling out of the federal family planning program rather than abide by a new Trump administration rule prohibiting clinics from referring women for abortions.

These States Are Protecting Family Planning Clinics Under Trump’s Domestic ‘Gag Rule’
By Dennis Carter
A handful of states are withdrawing from Title X and replacing the funding so reproductive health clinics won’t have to comply with the Trump administration’s restrictions on the family planning program that serves 4 million low-income patients across the United States.

Restrictions On Abortion Medication Deserve A Second Look, Says A Former FDA Head
By Luisa Torres
Mifepristone is one of a regimen of two drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration to end an early pregnancy. It’s also prescribed to help reduce the severity of miscarriage symptoms.

Women’s Fund Miami-Dade Will Host Reproductive Rights Town Hall With Donna Shalala and Debbie Mucarsel-Powell
By Christian Portilla
Miami New Times
As executive director of the Women’s Fund Miami-Dade, life coach and author Kathy Andersen has made a career of tackling issues that affect the quality of life of women and girls in South Florida.