Reproductive Rights News Roundup

It’s Happening: Congressional Lawmakers Ask Supreme Court to End Legal Abortion
By Jessica Mason Pieklo
More than 200 members of Congress, along with the largest anti-choice advocacy group in the United States, filed amicus briefs Thursday urging the U.S. Supreme Court to use this spring’s abortion rights case to end legal abortion.

Poll: White evangelicals distinct on abortion, LGBT policy
By Elana Schor and Emily Swanson
Associated Press
White evangelical Protestants stand noticeably apart from other religious people on how the government should act on two of the most politically divisive issues at play in the 2020 presidential election, according to a new poll of Americans from various faith backgrounds.

Multiple ‘mouths’ await Florida Legislature’s feeding
By Jerry Stockfisch and John Guerra
Tampa Bay Newspapers
Excerpt: What is likely to be the session’s most controversial issue is being fast-tracked in the House, having breezed through a single committee stop. The lower chamber passed similar legislation last year, but it stalled in the Senate. Florida had a parental consent law decades ago, but it was overturned by the state Supreme Court for violating the constitutional right to privacy. Proponents believe the current court, which is more conservative, could revisit the issue.

7 Women’s Health Topics We Need To Talk About In 2020
By Emily Vaughn
WUSF Tampa
As the decade changes and we consider the state of women’s health in America, who better to turn to than the authors of five taboo-busting books from 2019 that took on issues that generations of women haven’t been talking about, but need to.

‘Women March To Win’ event on in Naples for Jan. 18
Staff Report
Naples Florida Weekly
This year, once again, community organizers are planning a March and celebration to commemorate women’s rights in Cambier Park from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18.