Reproductive Rights News Roundup

How to have meaningful conversations with anti-choice relatives over the holidays
by Amanda Beatriz Williams
Rewire News
Difficult as it may be, a key way to dismantle abortion stigma is to engage in tough conversations with the people we love about the values we hold—even when it means educating our anti-choice family members.

Why millions of Americans — including men — will get a separate bill for abortion coverage starting in June
By Ariana Eunjung Cha
The Washington Post
If you are one of the 3 million Americans who bought health insurance on an Affordable Care Act state exchange, you may be surprised to open up the mail this summer and find two separate monthly bills.

Some lawmakers push ‘abortion reversal’ treatments. A study shows how dangerous they are.
By Kayla Epstein
The Washington Post
Several states now require women who seek medication abortions to be provided with dubious information that the procedure could be stopped, allowing a pregnancy to continue.

The high price of abortion restrictions
By Julie A. Burkhart
The Hill
Abortion access is a crucial component of women’s health care. Without the ability to choose if, when, and how to give birth, women face obstacles to economic success, educational achievement, and overall health and well-being.

The downfall of Roe v. Wade started in 2010
By Anna North
This year, five states passed laws banning abortion before most people know they’re pregnant. Alabama passed a ban on the procedure at any stage of pregnancy, with no exceptions for rape or incest. In Ohio, lawmakers introduced a bill that would create a crime called “abortion murder,” punishable by life in prison.

Inside the conservative organization undermining abortion access one state at a time
By Ray Levy-Uyeda
This year, a record number of six-week abortion bans, dubbed “heartbeat bills,” were introduced at the state level.

All I want for Christmas is for Texans to be able to afford their abortions
by Dr. Ghazaleh Moayedi
Rewire News
The calculus of which bill must go unpaid or how late rent can be so that an abortion can be obtained is the daily reality for the communities I care for in Texas.

TV shows are talking about abortion more than ever — but they’re still getting some things wrong
by Ella Ceron
MTV News
“TV is really not accurately representing people who have abortions every day,’ researchers told MTV News.