Reproductive Rights News Roundup

States use coronavirus to ban abortions, leaving women desperate: ‘You can’t pause a pregnancy’
By Jessica Glenza
The Guardian
A woman in Texas was isolating with her family. She was frightened and carried a secret: she was eight weeks pregnant.

Why Teenagers Seeking Abortion Care Are Texting ‘Abby’
By Jo Yurcaba
Minors in 21 states are required by law to get their parents’ permission before having an abortion. But for many, that’s not possible.

Kentucky’s Democratic governor vetoes abortion legislation
By Bruce Schreiner
Associated Press
Kentucky’s Democratic governor vetoed legislation Friday that would have given the state’s anti-abortion attorney general new authority to regulate abortion clinics.

Appeals court: Tennessee must continue allowing abortions
Staff Report
Associated Press
A federal appeals court has ruled that Tennessee must continue allowing abortions amid a temporary ban on nonessential medical procedures during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Investigating the early impact of the Trump Administration’s Global Gag Rule on sexual and reproductive health service delivery in Uganda
Staff Report
Guttmacher Institute
The Global Gag Rule (GGR), reinstated by President Trump in January 2017, makes non-U.S. non-governmental organizations ineligible for U.S. foreign assistance if they provide access to or information about abortion.