Reproductive Rights News Roundup

‘Pro-Life’ Group Plans 1,300-Person Conference in Virus’ Deadly Path
By Emily Shugerman
The Daily Beast
Even Donald Trump knew Florida is too dangerous for a big gathering, having just canceled the GOP convention there.

Gov. Ron DeSantis Faces Criticism After Signing Recent Parental Consent Abortion Bill
By Makiya Seminera
Florida Political Review
On June 30, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an abortion bill that requires a minor to obtain written parental consent and proof of identification by their parent or guardian before a physician can perform an abortion.

June Medical and the Future of U.S. Abortion Rights
By Michelle Goodwin
Ms. Magazine
In June Medical v. Russo, the Supreme Court struck down a challenge to abortion rights in Louisiana, a state in which reproductive health care access is already fraught.

Federal agencies appeal suspension of abortion pill rule
By Michael Kunzelman
Associated Press
The Trump administration has asked a federal appeals court to reinstate a rule that has required women to visit a hospital, clinic or medical office to obtain an abortion pill during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Why Losing Your Housing Is One of the Greatest Threats to Reproductive Health
By Imani Gandy
The three core principles of reproductive justice are simple: People have the right to have a child.

U.S. Anti-Abortion Policies Endanger Lives Worldwide. Here’s My Plan to End That.
By Jan Schakowsky
We are living through one of the most turbulent moments of our nation’s history. Some of the challenges we face are new: a pandemic caused by a novel coronavirus, and a president who refuses to lead us through this global health crisis.

Adding It Up: Investing in Sexual and Reproductive Health 2019
Staff Report
Guttmacher Institute
This report examines the need for, impact of and cost of fully investing in sexual and reproductive health care—services that together ensure people can decide whether and when to have children, experience safe pregnancy and delivery, have healthy newborns, and have a safe and satisfying sexual life.

Rep. Smith: Stop Tallahassee preemption to save earned sick time
By Rep. Carlos Guillermo-Smith
Orlando Sentinel
Coronavirus has exacerbated many harsh and long-standing inequities in our state. The wounds that come from these health, economic and racial disparities are now fully exposed as this pandemic continues to hit minority communities the hardest.