Reproductive Rights News Roundup

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Providers make their case to FL Supreme Court on preserving abortion access
By Michael Moline
Florida Phoenix
The Florida Supreme Court should take up an appeal against the state’s 15-week abortion ban because of a lower appeals court’s disregard of settled law allowing abortion providers to challenge restrictions on behalf of their patients, a group of clinics argue in court papers filed Thursday.

Clinics, doctor seek to halt Florida’s 15-week abortion law
Staff Report
CBS Miami
Attorneys for seven abortion clinics and a doctor filed an emergency motion late Wednesday asking the Florida Supreme Court to halt a new law that prevents abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy.

Jewish congregations mount legal challenges to state abortion bans
By Ariana Figueroa
Florida Phoenix
Thousands of years of Jewish scripture make it clear that access to abortion care is a requirement of Jewish law and practice, according to Rabbi Karen Bogard.

Val Demings, Democrats target Sen. Marco Rubio’s anti-abortion stance to knock him out in November
By James Call
Tallahassee Democrat
Abortion rights has emerged as a flash point in the U.S. Senate race between incumbent Republican Sen. Marco Rubio and U.S. Rep. Val Demings.

Dozens of abortion rights supporters brave rain, thunder at old Florida Capitol protest
By Ana Goñi-Lessan
Tallahassee Democrat
A group of about 80 people braved the rain and thunder Saturday afternoon to protest Gov. Ron DeSantis and support abortion rights.

Floridians, fight for reproductive rights at the ballot box
By Anna Eskamani
Orlando Sentinel
Two months ago, the Supreme Court of the United States struck down Roe v. Wade, expressly taking away the constitutional right to access abortion care from the American people.

In Florida, Crist must seize abortion issue for Democrats, without sidestepping past views
Miami Herald
For Charlie Crist to have any chance at prying Florida from the iron grip of Ron DeSantis in the November gubernatorial election, he’ll have to hammer on the issue of abortion.

Abortion isn’t a dirty word in Florida, but DeSantis and the GOP act like it is
By Lizette Alvarez
Washington Post
Abortion is not a dirty word in Florida. Most voters in the state support abortion rights.

Planned Parenthood warns of ‘fake abortion clinics’ popping up in Gainesville
By Javon L. Harris
The Gainesville Sun
Fake abortion clinics appear to be popping up in an effort to trick women seeking assistance into facilities before trying to indoctrinate them with religious, pro-life propaganda.

Report: Crisis Pregnancy Centers Receive Billions in Funding
By Trimmel Gomes
Public News Service Florida
In the ongoing abortion debate, people are being warned to be mindful of deceptive practices in the facilities known as Crisis Pregnancy Centers.

Where do DeSantis and Crist stand on abortion, education and other key issues?
By Mary Ellen Klas
Herald/Times Tallahassee Bureau
The Nov. 8 election between Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis and Democrat Charlie Crist will give Florida voters a choice between two candidates with vastly different views about what they think is important to Floridians.

In abortion remarks, Rubio says unborn child’s rights should prevail over mother’s
By Michael Putney
WPLG Miami
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, brought his re-election campaign back to South Florida Thursday, speaking to a group of Christian clergy in Davie.

Abortion, crime and fraud are central issues in the race for Florida’s attorney general
By Regan McCarthy
WFSU Tallahassee
The race for Florida Attorney General is heating up following Tuesday’s primary election. Democratic nominee Aramis Ayala will face off against incumbent Ashley Moody.

Andrea Doria Kale to challenge Greg Steube on a woman’s right to choose
By Jacob Ogles
Florida Politics
Democrat Andrea Doria Kale quietly qualified earlier this year to challenge U.S. Rep. Greg Steube for his seat in Congress.

Poll: 70% of Florida Hispanics oppose making abortion illegal, but it’s not biggest issue
By Stephany Matat
Palm Beach Post
A large majority of Florida’s diverse Hispanic voters believe it’s wrong to make abortion illegal, even if it goes against their personal beliefs.

The nation paid attention to Judge Jared Smith’s teen abortion ruling
By Anita Bernstein
Tampa Bay Times
When Hillsborough County voters ousted Circuit Judge Jared Smith last week, they brought international attention to Tampa. Elections for circuit judge rarely generate clicks or debates. This one did.

Abortion access is topic of Tuesday forum with Jacksonville doctors
By Robert Bradfield
First Coast News
Florida’s new 15-week ban on abortions was the topic of a larger discussion Tuesday night during a forum with Jacksonville doctors.

Eric Lynn ad hits Anna Paulina Luna as abortion ‘extremist,’ 2020 denier
By Renzo Downey
Florida Politics
Democrat Eric Lynn is laying into Republican Anna Paulina Luna for her views on abortion and her commitment to former President Donald Trump in his first digital ad of the General Election.

Miami abortion clinic fights fine over waiting period
By Jim Saunders
News Service of Florida
In the second similar case to emerge in recent weeks, a Miami abortion clinic is fighting an attempt by state regulators to impose a fine over allegations that it did not properly comply with a law requiring 24-hour waiting periods before abortions can be performed.

Foster systems disadvantaged by abortion ban
By Natasha Tierney
USF Oracle
After HB 5 went into effect July 1, concerns have come up as to whether it will have a negative effect on Tampa’s already overwhelmed and chaotic foster care system.

Forced Parenthood and Failing Safety Nets: This Is Life in Post-Roe America
By Abby Vesoulis
Mother Jones
Melissa Kearse, a 38-year-old single mother of five, has never had an abortion. She never wanted one.

The Links Between the Lack of Abortion Access, Health Care and Workplace Equity
Staff Report
National Partnership for Women and Families
Every person should have the freedom to decide if, when and how to raise a family. But many people in the United States face limits on this freedom – especially women of color, women with disabilities or with low incomes, transgender and nonbinary people, and those who are multiply marginalized.

Four more GOP-led states to enact abortion ‘trigger laws’
Staff Report
Associated Press
Four more Republican-led states will ban almost all abortions this week as yet another slate of laws severely limiting the procedure takes effect following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.