Reproductive Rights News Roundup

Florida Advocates Brace for a Flood of Abortion Patients
By Susan Rinkunas
Rewire News Group
A Supreme Court ruling could result in an influx of patients traveling to clinics in Florida, considered a safe haven for abortion.

Public funding for crisis pregnancy centers is wrong, League of Women Voters of Manatee says
By Marc R. Masferrer
The Bradenton Journal
The League of Women Voters of Manatee County on Friday double-downed on its criticism of county government funding for two local crisis pregnancy centers. Earlier this week, the LWV said it objected to giving $100,000 in taxpayer money to Solve Maternity Homes and Care Net Manasota Pregnancy Center, because the groups had not requested the funding and that the proposal from Commissioner James Satcher had not been listed on the agenda for the commission’s meeting on July 27, when it was approved with a 5-1 vote.

A Trump Judge Just Gave Brett Kavanaugh a New Way to Overturn Roe v. Wade Without Admitting It
By Mark Joseph Stern
This fall, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in Dobbs v. Mississippi, a challenge to Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban. The court appears likely to uphold the restrictive law, overturning a near half-century of precedents prohibiting abortion bans before viability. As Steven Mazie and Melissa Murray pointed out in the Washington Post, however, the conservative supermajority may diminish Roe v. Wade without formally reversing it. 

Feminists Fight Fake Abortion Clinics: “No One Should Be Lied To”
By Carrie N. Baker and Juliet Schulman-Hall
Organizations like SPARK, ReproAction and Abortion Access Front are exposing the deceptive tactics of fake abortion clinics and organizing to stop them from harming women.

What It’s Like to Be a Pregnant Abortion Provider
By Stephanie Chen
Rewire News Group
Being pregnant and providing my patients with abortion care does not change my ethical understanding of abortion, but it does give me a new perspective.

Fighting for All Bodies: Generation Equality’s Global Movement for Reproductive Autonomy
By Lily Sendroff
At the U.N. Generation Equality Forum, stakeholders committed billions of dollars for the advancement of reproductive health and rights, and panelists shed light on where the fight for reproductive autonomy needs to go.