By Rachel Wells
A proposed near-total abortion ban and forced parental consent bill filed this month in Florida could devastate access to abortion for people across the South.
By Lloyd Dunkelberger
With lawmakers ready to take up a parental-consent abortion bill next week, a reproductive rights group is warning that the legislation is potentially “alarming” and could lead to new limits on the right to privacy in Florida.
By Benjamin Barber
With the U.S. Supreme Court shifting further to the right under President Trump, state-level Republicans in the South and Midwest have raced to pass bills limiting women’s access to abortion care.
By Dr. Vicki Toscano
South Florida Sun Sentinel
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an abortion case, June Medical Services v. Gee. This case does not directly challenge Roe v. Wade, but it’s worrisome because it may just be the perfect vehicle for the new conservative majority to make their mark on abortion law.
By Erin M. Carr
It should be openly acknowledged that access to abortion, contraception and meaningful health care has been far from universally accessible, with women of color and those with limited economic means forced to navigate considerable hurdles in exercising their rights. Yes, work remained and ongoing efforts were needed. But the right to choose existed, at least in theory, if not always in practice. Whether meaningful access to reproductive services will continue for women in large swaths of this country will soon be determined, and the eventual outcome is frighteningly dubious.
By Marie Lodi and Erica Schwiegershausen
During Tuesday’s Democratic presidential debate, candidates were asked (for the first time!) how they’d protect a woman’s right to have an abortion.
By Alexis Okeowo
The New Yorker
In June, 1994, at a pro-choice conference in Chicago, twelve black women gathered together to talk.
By Alexi C. Cardona
Miami New Times
Excerpt: State Rep. Mike Hill — a man who claims God speaks to him — filed the legislation, known as HB 271. The bill would effectively ban all abortions in Florida after six weeks and remove all exceptions, including instances of rape and incest, or if a woman’s life was at risk if the pregnancy were brought to full term.
By Marty Johnson
A study published in the American Journal of Public Health Thursday shows that women who live in states with restrictive anti-abortion laws are going online to find medication that can induce the procedure.
By Jessie Hellmann
NARAL Pro-Choice America will host a presidential forum focused on reproductive rights and abortion, the group announced on Thursday.
By Alexandra Hutzler
Excerpt: The states that have been blacklisted by San Francisco are: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin. These states, according to the statement, all try to restrict abortion before fetal viability or the period at which a fetus can survive outside the womb. Most medical professionals define the age of viability as being at 24 weeks.
By Adam Sonfield
Legislation reintroduced on October 15 in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) would greatly expand immigrants’ eligibility for health insurance coverage and access to care, including sexual and reproductive health services.