Reproductive Rights News Roundup – 9/27/2019

The fight to end Roe v. Wade enters its endgame next week
By Ian Millhiser
The constitutional right to an abortion is almost certainly coming to an end — the only question is how long the Supreme Court’s new majority will take to kill it off.

Appeals court weighs challenges to Trump abortion rule
By Gene Johnson
Associated Press
An appeals court is considering whether to block a Trump administration rule that bans taxpayer-funded health clinics from referring patients for an abortion — a rule that has already prompted many providers, including Planned Parenthood, to leave a longstanding federal family planning program.

America’s abortion debate is being defined by Fox News
By Anna North
Something strange happened to the abortion debate earlier this year.

Abortion has dropped to record lows — so who gets the credit?
By Clarence Page
Chicago Tribune via Tampa Bay Times
With the 2020 presidential contest stirring up abortion rights battles, it is illuminating to note a new report that shows how significantly the numbers of reported abortions have plunged. This comes as a wave of abortion restrictions have been passed by conservative state legislatures.

Tennessee’s abortion waiting period trial goes to judge
By Travis Loller
Associated Press
A federal judge will have to decide which experts to believe in a trial over Tennessee’s 48-hour waiting period law for abortions.

HIV in Florida is on the rise. Here’s how we can change that.
By Jennie Smith-Camejo, Kamaria Laffrey, Christine Hanavan and Alejandro Acosta
Tampa Bay Times
Last week, Floridians learned that as governor, Rick Scott rejected $70 million in federal funding to fight the state’s HIV epidemic between 2013-2017.

World Contraception Day: Celebrating progress and maintaining momentum
By Heather Boonstra and Leah Keller
IMPT for Reproductive Health
September 26 is World Contraception Day, and there is no better time to celebrate the importance of family planning in the lives of people around the world.