Reproductive Rights News Roundup


Over 130k signatures collected to put abortion on Florida ballot in 2024
By Yacob Reyes
Floridians Protecting Freedom has collected over 130,000 signatures since early May for their petition to place a constitutional amendment protecting abortion access on next year’s ballot.

Advocates have gathered over 100,000 petitions to get abortion access on Florida’s 2024 ballot
By McKenna Schueler
Orlando Weekly
Just about one month after launching a campaign to get abortion access on the state ballot in 2024, abortion rights advocates in Florida have gathered 100,000 petitions so far for the proposed ballot measure, according to a leader involved in the campaign, mobilizing thousands of volunteers across the state.

Abortion advocates in Florida fight to put issue on 2024 ballot
By Treasure Roberts
WKMG Orlando
Floridians Protecting Freedom, a newly formed political committee, is spearheading a campaign to get abortion access on the 2024 ballot.

Florida Supreme Court abortion ruling could drop at any moment
By Libbey Dean
WTTA Tampa Bay
Uncertainty and confusion surround abortion laws in the Sunshine State with bans being up in the Florida Supreme Court.

DeSantis touts Florida’s six-week abortion ban. Does that help or hurt his campaign?
By Romy Ellenbogen
Herald/Times Tallahassee Bureau
When he kicked off his presidential campaign in socially conservative Iowa, Gov. Ron DeSantis bragged about the six-week abortion ban he signed into law.

Ron DeSantis slams Donald Trump as soft on abortion
By A.G. Gancarski
Florida Politics
Gov. Ron DeSantis is taking his case against former President Donald Trump to evangelical voters, with the state’s six-week abortion ban taking center stage.

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez says he would support 15-week federal abortion ban
By Sarah Fortinsky
The Hill
Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, the newest Republican to enter the 2024 presidential race, said he would support a 15-week federal abortion ban with rare exceptions, but stopped short of backing a six-week abortion ban.

Florida’s Democratic Senate Leader In D.C. Discussing Abortion Access
By Wendi Grossman
WFLA Tampa Bay
Florida’s Senate Democratic Leader is at White House State Legislative Convening on Abortion Access.

It’s been nearly a year since Roe v. Wade was overturned. How have you been impacted?
By Stephanie Colombini
WUSF Tampa
It’s been nearly one year since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, which for decades had protected the right to abortion access in the U.S.


Most Americans Favor Availability of Abortion Pill
By Mohamed Younis
More than six in 10 Americans favor keeping the abortion pill mifepristone available in the U.S. as a prescription drug, while over a third are opposed.

Anti-abortion politicians never intended to support women and children
By Kelly Baden
The Hill
It’s been one year since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, and conservative states have had plenty of time to enact the policies to support women, children and families that they promised to prioritize once they reached their goal of banning abortion.

I’m a doctor: Once a patient is ‘sick enough’ for abortion, it’s often too late
By Dr. Elizabeth Schmidt
The Hill
Abortion policies may have become more restrictive in 14 states following the overturn of Roe v. Wade one year ago.

It’s Time to Call Abortion Bans What They Are—Torture and Cruelty
By Payal Shah and Akila Radhakrishnan
The Nation
On August 24, 2022, Mayron Hollis sought an abortion after receiving news that her pregnancy was endangering her life and its continuation would likely result in uterine rupture and organ damage.

How data from abortion rights fights in 2022 could shape 2024
By Grace Panetta
The 19th
Democrats and abortion rights organizers achieved significant wins in the 2022 midterms  — and collected hundreds of millions of data points about voters along the way.