Reproductive Rights News Roundup

How abortion, guns and church closings made coronavirus a culture war
By Jeremy W. Peters
The New York Times
This is what it looks like when a pandemic collides with the culture wars in America.

Casting aside its precedents, Supreme Court moves inexorably toward abortion rights
By Richard Wolf
USA Today
When a fractured Supreme Court ruled this week that jury convictions for serious crimes must be unanimous, one word appeared nearly as frequently in the differing opinions offered by five justices as “jury.”

Panel: Texas can ban medical abortions to fight coronavirus
Staff Report
Associated Press
Texas can now ban medication abortions as part of the state’s effort to fight the spread of the new coronavirus, a federal appeals court panel ruled Monday.

Arkansas can enforce surgical abortion ban amid pandemic, federal court rules
By Jessica Glenza
The Guardian
A federal appeals court has allowed Arkansas to enforce a ban on most surgical abortions, as part of a state directive aimed at postponing medical procedures not deemed urgent during the coronavirus outbreak.

When Will These Attacks on Abortion Rights End? You Won’t Like the Answer.
By Jessica Mason Pieklo
It seems each day brings new developments on abortion rights in the time of COVID-19.

Who are the 1 in 4 American women who choose abortion?
By Luu D. Ireland
The abortion debate is at the center of U.S. political dialogue. Voices from both sides flood social media feeds, newspapers, radio and television programs.

“To Everyone Trying to Get an Abortion Right Now…”
YouTube video
Center for Reproductive Rights
Abortion is essential health care. It always has been, and it always will be.

Correcting the Record on Abortion During COVID-19: A Q&A With Dr. Erin King
By Regina Mahone
It’s never been a scarier or more critical time to be a physician providing abortions in the United States—let alone a human being trying to exist and care for loved ones during a literal pandemic.

The Right’s Desperate Attempts to Hijack ‘My Body, My Choice’
By Ilyse Hogue
A viral image swept across Twitter this weekend depicting a young person in Texas protesting the state’s stay-at-home order, which is helping to save lives during the COVID-19 pandemic.

‘It Feels Like Another Loss’: What It’s Like to Pause Fertility Treatments Because of Coronavirus
By Sara Gaynes Levy
On March 17, 2020, the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), a professional organization for fertility specialists, issued a statement about fertility treatments amidst the novel coronavirus.