Reproductive Rights News Roundup

Teens Face Extra Barriers to Abortion. This New Site Can Help.
By Dennis Carter
Excerpt: Florida’s forced parental consent law advanced to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ (R) desk only after some Democrats in the state house joined Republicans in approving the measure, drawing criticism from advocates. If these lawmakers better understood what judicial bypass involves, they might not join their anti-choice colleagues in passing forced parental consent laws, Goldberg said. “I believe they’d be far less likely to support forced parental involvement laws if they understood the reality of the judicial bypass process,” Goldberg said. “The judicial bypass process does not mitigate the burden created by forced parental involvement; it is itself a burden and an enormous barrier to abortion access for young people.”

Ruth’s List Florida backs Jasmen Rogers-Shaw in primary challenge against Anika Omphroy
By Ryan Nicol
Florida Politics
Excerpt: Ruth’s List Florida aims to help pro-choice Democratic women get elected. This cycle, the organization appears to be targeting incumbent Democrats who voted for a controversial abortion bill last Session. The legislation (SB 404) requires minors to obtain parental consent — with some exceptions — before undergoing an abortion. Omphroy was one of five Democrats who voted for the legislation.

The Coronavirus Made a Mess of Abortion Access. What the Supreme Court Decides Next Month Could Be Worse.
By Becca Andrews
Mother Jones
While we didn’t plan for this interview to happen during a pandemic—yes, I know, I feel like I could say that with just about anything right now—it was actually good timing.

Playing Games With Abortion Access During COVID-19
Staff Report
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Rewire.News has tracked attempts by anti-abortion state officials to exploit the crisis to roll back reproductive rights.

The Battle Over Birth Control Reaches Trump’s Supreme Court
By Melissa Jeltsen
Huffington Post
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday will consider whether the Trump administration may allow almost any employer to deny workers access to free birth control by citing religious or moral objections.

Justices wary of ‘Obamacare’ birth control coverage changes
By Jessica Gresko and Mark Sherman
Associated Press
The Supreme Court seemed concerned Wednesday about the sweep of Trump administration rules that would allow more employers who cite a religious or moral objection to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women as required by the Affordable Care Act.

From hospital, Justice Ginsburg slams Trump birth control rules
By Robin Bravender
Florida Phoenix
Hospitalization for a gallbladder condition didn’t stop U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg from assailing Trump administration’s birth control rules on Wednesday.

The Women of the Supreme Court Are Sick of These Nonsense Objections to Birth Control
By Jessica Mason Pieklo
Conservatives have been trying to unwind the birth control benefit in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for nearly a decade now, and the women justices on the U.S Supreme Court are over it.

Trump and GOP continue to block adoption of ERA; equal-rights allies dig in for another long fight
By Laura Cassels
Florida Phoenix
The Equal Rights Amendment, five decades in the making and still counting, has been ratified in the requisite 38 states but is still in contention between federal courts, the Trump administration, Congress, and advocacy groups.