Reproductive Rights News Roundup


Abortion in Florida remains in limbo until conservative state high court ruling
By Gary Fineout
It’s been a year since the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade, but Florida’s abortion bans remain in limbo while the state’s highest court weighs what to do.

Democrats lack faith in FL Supreme Court to uphold abortion rights in state
By Michael Moline
Florida Phoenix
Florida Democratic Party Chair Nikki Fried said Thursday that she doesn’t trust the Florida Supreme Court, with its supermajority of conservatives placed there by Gov. Ron DeSantis, to vindicate Floridians’ privacy right to abortion.

A year after Dobbs: Congress takes a back seat on federal abortion policy
By Jennifer Shutt
Florida Phoenix
One year after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the constitutional right to an abortion, the courts rather than a divided Congress are leading the way on decisions on reproductive rights that would affect the entire nation.

Florida abortion amendment effort passes 200K signatures, organizers say
By Christie Zizo
WKMG Orlando
An effort to put an amendment on the Florida 2024 ballot to protect abortion hit an important milestone this week, supporters said.

Leveraging the moment: Florida Rep. Eskamani organizes rally and canvass to get abortion access on the ballot
By McKenna Schueler
Orlando Weekly
It’s been nearly one year since the U.S. Supreme Court’s Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision, which overturned the federal constitutional right to abortion and opened the doors for some of the most restrictive abortion policies the United States has seen in decades.

DeSantis praises SC’s 6-week abortion ban, but would he back national ban? Here’s what he said
By Anna Wilder and Joseph Bustos
The State
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who is seeking the GOP nomination for president, said he supported state efforts to restrict abortion but sidestepped whether he supported a national abortion ban when asked at a campaign stop in North Augusta.

DNC launches new ad highlighting abortion restrictions in key battleground states, including Florida
By Jake Stofan
Action News Jax
The Democratic National Committee wants to make sure voters know it’s been one year since Roe V. Wade was overturned.

Suarez backs 15-week federal abortion ban, says he has ‘credibility’ on immigration conversation
By Adriana Gomez Licon
Associated Press
Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, the newest candidate in the Republican presidential field, drew some distinctions between himself and his rivals Thursday, suggesting that the six-week abortion ban signed into law by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is too severe and showing an openness to changing the country’s immigration system.

One year after the Supreme Court’s ruling on Roe, abortion law in Florida remains uncertain
By Cathy Carter
WUSF Tampa
Saturday marks one year since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. The ruling eliminated federal protection for abortion, allowing states to make their own laws.

Facing South Florida for June 18: Abortion Rights
By Jim Defede
CBS Miami
Jim speaks with Anna Hochkammer, the vice mayor of Pinecrest and the executive director of the Florida Women’s Freedom Coalition, a bi-partisan group working to pass a constitutional amendment in Florida to protect a woman’s right to have an abortion.

Abortion clinic escort ground SWAN throws a combo birthday party-fundraiser at Redlight
By McKenna Schueler
Orlando Weekly
Stand With Abortion Now, a grass-roots abortion clinic escort group, throws a one-year anniversary celebration on Saturday doubling as a fundraiser for, in their words, “our continued efforts to thwart the fascist creep in Central Florida and beyond.”

The price of giving birth in Florida
By Selene San Felice
Having a baby without insurance in Florida can set you back tens of thousands of dollars.


Dobbs Turned Abortion Into A Huge Liability For Republicans
By Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux
When Theresa M. started attending a support group for breast cancer survivors, she didn’t expect political issues like abortion to be a part of the conversation.

Exclusive: Support for legal abortion rises a year after Roe v. Wade overturned-Poll
By Susan Page, Rachel Looker and Miles J. Herszenhorn
USA Today
In what was surely a case of unintended consequences, the landmark Supreme Court decision one year ago overturning Roe v. Wade is putting abortion opponents increasingly at odds with public opinion and creating political perils for candidates on their side.

Where abortion laws stand in every state a year after the Supreme Court overturned Roe
Staff Report
Associated Press
In the year since the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that ended nearly a half-century of a nationwide right to abortion, states have enacted contrasting policies on the issue.

Democrats predict abortion access, reproductive rights will be key issues in 2024
By Jennifer Shutt
States Newsroom
Democrats on Wednesday released new campaign ads and detailed how they plan to talk about abortion access and reproductive rights leading up to the 2024 elections.

Google earned $10m from ads misdirecting abortion seekers to ‘pregnancy crisis centers’
By Kari Paul
The Guardian
Google has made millions of dollars in the last two years from advertisements misdirecting users who were seeking abortion services to “pregnancy crisis centers” that do not actually provide care, according to a new study.