Reproductive Rights News Roundup

Why Florida’s New Parental Consent Law For Abortion Is Problematic
By Elly Belle
Refinery 29
In the latest reproductive legislation in the U.S., a new Florida requires people under the age of 18 to get a parental permission before having an abortion.

A Democrat voting for an abortion bill in the FL Legislature can face repercussions
By Diane Rado
Florida Phoenix
State Rep. Patricia Hawkins Williams, a Broward Democrat, has lost a campaign endorsement after voting for a bill requiring parental permission for a minor to get an abortion.

Miami-Dade mayoral candidate Daniella Levine Cava bashes parental consent bill
By Ryan Nicol
Florida Politics
Miami-Dade mayoral candidate Daniella Levine Cava is hammering state lawmakers after the passage of a polarizing abortion bill.

Senate panel postpones controversial ‘parental rights’ legislation
By A.G. Gancarski
Florida Politics
Republican Sen. Kelli Stargel‘s “parental rights” bill (SB 1634) was postponed in its final committee, Rules, with questions from another Republican derailing the discussion.

US appeals court upholds Donald Trump rules involving abortions
Staff Report
Associated Press
In a victory for the Donald Trump administration, a U.S. appeals court on Monday upheld rules that bar taxpayer-funded family-planning clinics from referring women for abortions.

More Doctors Are Going to Become Mouthpieces for Anti-Choice Politicians. You Can Thank the Supreme Court.
By Imani Gandy
The U.S. Supreme Court’s December decision not to take a lawsuit challenging Kentucky’s forced ultrasound law, which obliterates abortion providers’ free speech rights, has provided an opening for states to enact laws that co-opt providers’ voices and force them to parrot anti-choice messaging.