Reproductive Rights News Roundup

How abortion groups on both sides are mobilizing after RBG’s death
By Alice Miranda Ollstein
Politico
The sudden prospect of a 6-3 conservative Supreme Court majority ready to overturn Roe v. Wade is adding new urgency to anti-abortion groups’ efforts to mobilize religious voters in battleground states like North Carolina and Arizona.

‘We’re in collective mourning over the loss of a hero’: Bay Area remembers Ruth Bader Ginsburg
By Justin Matthews
FOX 13 News Tampa Bay
The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was felt across the nation, and organizers in the Bay Area organized a candlelight vigil for the late justice in less than a day.

What The SCOTUS Vacancy Means for Abortion — And The 2020 Election
By Carol Guzy
NPR
Related: What A Supreme Court Vacancy Might Mean For Abortion Cases
This week Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol. She’ll be the first woman in history to do so.

An Even-More-Conservative U.S. Supreme Court Could Be Devastating for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Staff Report
Guttmacher Institute
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dedicated her career to upholding equality and ending discrimination.

Abortion Was Back-Burnered in the Presidential Race. Not Anymore.
By Lisa Lerer and Elizabeth Dias
New York Times
For Joshua Hon, the prospect of another open seat on the Supreme Court was the moment he’s been waiting for since voting for President Trump four years ago.

Trump considering this Florida justice to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg
By Michael Van Sickler
Tampa Bay Times
Within hours of the news on Friday that Ruth Bader Ginsburg died, the name of a Florida justice who has rocketed to the top of the legal profession in the past year was reported to be on President Donald Trump’s short list for replacements.

South Florida-born Barbara Lagoa could be Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court. What’s her record?
By Skyler Swisher
South Florida Sun Sentinel
Barbara Lagoa, a frontrunner for the open U.S. Supreme Court seat, has accumulated a substantial record during her legal career in Florida, providing a glimpse into her views on business disputes, executive power and other contentious issues.

Meet the Five Trump Judges Who Could Replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg
By Lisa Needham
Rewire
Only one day after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Donald Trump announced that a “woman would be in first place” to replace her and that the “choice of a woman I would say would certainly be appropriate.”

Election energy revs up on abortion policy
By Sandhya Raman
Roll Call
Evangeline Lancette, the 21-year-old field director for the anti-abortion Susan B. Anthony List in Montana, is one of over 350 canvassers nationwide clocking long hours going door-to-door to speak to voters this year.

Trump says he’ll sign order aimed at protecting premature babies in appeal to religious voters
By Brett Samuels
The Hill
President Trump on Wednesday announced he will sign an executive order he says would ensure all babies born alive, including those born prematurely or that survive abortions, receive medical care, in an appeal to conservative and religious voters.

Politicized process sped Jaime Grosshans’ rise to Florida Supreme Court, critics say
By Monivette Cordeiro
Orlando Sentinel
Excerpt: While her judicial track record is limited, Grosshans, a replacement pick by Gov. Ron DeSantis after the state’s high court rejected his first choice for being unqualified, has represented anti-abortion groups and been involved with fundamentalist Christian organizations that oppose abortion, homosexuality and same-sex marriage as immoral.

Man sentenced for bomb threat to Jacksonville abortion clinic
Dan Scanlan
Florida Times-Union
A 43-year-old Beaufort, S.C., man faces two years in federal prison after threats were made to a Jacksonville abortion clinic, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.