Reproductive Rights News Roundup

This Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month, it is crucial to shed light on mood and mental health issues. That’s true now more than ever as the coronavirus has spread rapidly across communities, the country, and the world, leading to increased anxiety in pregnant and postpartum women. Check out Rewire’s article by Abbie Synan New Moms May Face Uphill Battle After Giving Birth. Here’s What to Watch For.

For women during lockdown, accessing reproductive healthcare poses new challenges
By Romy Ellenbogen
Tampa Bay Times
The goal had always been to start an online health center. But Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida didn’t have it on the books for this fiscal year.

One Supreme Court Decision Could Shut Down Abortion Clinics in 15 States
By Dennis Carter
States with anti-choice politicians in power could impose unnecessary admitting privilege requirements with little or no resistance.

Will the Supreme Court Let Unnecessary Admitting Privileges Requirements Imperil Abortion Access?
By Elizabeth Nash and Megan K. Donovan
Guttmacher Institute
The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in June Medical Services v. Russo in March 2020 and its forthcoming decision in that case could have profound implications for abortion rights and access in Louisiana and other states.

Lost Your Job Because of COVID-19? Republicans Want to Restrict Your Abortion Coverage.
By Lauren Young
Congressional Republicans want to make sure abortion care won’t be covered for laid-off workers benefiting from federal COVID-19 health-care funding.

Florida GOP Congressmen Want to Make Sure No Federal Stimulus Funds Used for Abortion
By Kevin Derby
Florida Daily
Several Republicans representing the Sunshine State in the U.S. House threw their support behind a proposal making sure no federal funds responding to the coronavirus pandemic will go to fund abortions.