Reproductive Rights News Roundup

Biden set to roll back Trump rules on abortion
By Jessie Hellmann
The Hill
Joe Biden is expected to roll back several of the Trump administration’s changes to sexual and reproductive health programs, undoing a large portion of the president’s executive actions on abortion and women’s health.

Trump’s Anti-Abortion Zeal Shook Fragile Health Systems Around the World
By Sarah Varney
Kaiser Health News
In Ethiopia, health clinics for teenagers once supported by U.S. foreign aid closed down.

Reviving Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in the Biden-Harris Era
Staff Report
Guttmacher Institute
President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris will take office in January 2021, having received a record-shattering number of votes nationwide, alongside a Democrat-led U.S. House of Representatives and a Senate with a razor-thin majority that is yet to be decided.

U.S. Supreme Court justices may pave the way to uphold Obamacare; Biden says ACA ‘affects every single American family’
By Issac Morgan
Florida Phoenix
In oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday, at least two justices — Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh — appeared optimistic regarding the survival of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) signed by former President Barack Obama in 2010.

Did Brett Kavanaugh Just Save the Affordable Care Act?
By Jessica Mason Pieklo
I’ve covered the Supreme Court for a decade and fights over the Affordable Care Act nearly as long. And in that time, I’ve learned three fundamental lessons: Never predict how a case will turn out, never schedule a vacation in June, and never go with a hippie to a second location.

Birth control does not raise risk for depression, study says
Staff Report
HealthDay News
Women who struggle with mental health problems will sometimes forgo the most effective forms of birth control because of concerns about worsening those issues, but a new study delivers a reassuring finding.

Polish Women Continue Protesting A Court Decision To Outlaw Nearly All Abortions
By Rob Schmitz
In Poland, hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets to protest further abortion restrictions.

Planned Parenthood Brings Transgender Healthcare Services To Gainesville
By Victoria Vargas
WUFT Gainesville
Aleksandr Wilde Calvin’s ideas about transgender people were warped for most of his life.