Reproductive Rights News Roundup

No child should be forced to have a child
By Kara Gross
Tampa Bay Times, Florida Phoenix
If you think it’s unconscionable for politicians to force children to have children, you should oppose the following bills being debated in the Legislature — Senate Bill 404 and House Bill 265, filed by state Sen. Kelli Stargel, R-Lakeland, and state Rep. Erin Grall, R-Vero Beach.

Teen pregnancy, abortion and parental consent…things Florida legislators should NOT decide
By Shannon Green
Orlando Sentinel
Rep. Erin Grall is praying for the Senate to pass a bill that would add barriers for a teenager seeking an abortion in Florida in 2020. Grall believes it’s time to “put parents back into this conversation with their daughters.” I’m praying for Grall to discern the difference between parents and cell donors.

Florida GOP’s Anti-Choice Legislation Hindered, But Not Stopped
By Rachel Wells
Florida Democratic lawmakers and student activists stalled a forced parental consent for abortion bill last week by delaying a state senate committee vote by at least a month.

Florida sex education debate: abstinence-only or comprehensive?
By Seán Kinane
WMNF Tampa Bay
When students in Florida schools are taught about sex, should it be from a comprehensive sex education curriculum or should it be abstinence-only?

Women’s health political fights heat up in battleground states
By Sandhya Raman
Roll Call
Fights over abortion and birth control in all three branches of government are fueling record-setting advocacy campaigns by liberal and conservative groups ahead of the 2020 elections.

These Are The 26 States Where Women Can’t Sue If They Suffer Harm After Being Denied An Abortion
By Kashmira Gander
Most U.S. states ban women from suing health care providers if they are harmed after being denied an abortion due to conscience laws, a study has revealed.

Planned Parenthood awarded $2.3 million for secret videos
By Juliet Williams
Associated Press
A federal jury found Friday that an anti-abortion activist illegally secretly recorded workers at Planned Parenthood clinics and is liable for violating federal and state laws.