Reproductive Rights News Roundup

Is the Constitutional Right to Choose Abortion Doomed?
By Ed Kilgore
New York Magazine
As spring turns to summer, the calendar is finally beginning to release us from the grip of the U.S. Supreme Court’s sadistic habit of saving its most consequential decisions for the end of the term.

What if the Supreme Court Rules on Abortion and the Country Shrugs?
By Lauren Kelley
New York Times
Remember early March — that week or so before we fully grasped how much our lives were about to change?

Planned Parenthood Endorses Joe Biden for President
By Hanna Trudo
The Daily Beast
The Planned Parenthood Action Fund endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, on Monday, writing that he is “the only candidate” running for president “who will stand up for our health and our rights.”

Survey: Women Are Rethinking Having Kids As They Face Pandemic Challenges
By Sarah McCammon and Maureen Pao
Whether it’s online-only consultations, closed pharmacies or having to wonder whether going into an office is safe, the coronavirus has upended access to health care. And it has presented particular challenges for women and reproductive health.

Early Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Findings from the 2020 Guttmacher Survey of Reproductive Health Experiences
By Laura D. Lindberg,Alicia VandeVusse,Jennifer Mueller and Marielle Kirstein
Guttmacher Institute
The COVID-19 pandemic in the United States has quickly reshaped the American social landscape, including people’s intimate lives. This report provides an initial look at newly collected data on the emerging impact of the pandemic on women’s sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and reproductive autonomy in the United States.

Mississippi bill would ban abortion for race, sex, genetics
By Emily Wagster Pettus
Associated Press
Mississippi Republican Gov. Tate Reeves is expected to sign a bill that would ban abortion based on the race, sex or genetic anomalies of a fetus, possibly setting up another lawsuit by abortion-rights groups in a state that already has some of the strictest laws in the U.S.

Trump’s 200th Judge Will Mean Decades of Fighting for Our Rights
By Lisa Needham
President Donald Trump got his 200th federal judge confirmed to a lifetime appointment Wednesday afternoon.