Reproductive Rights News Roundup – July 7th 2023


What Florida’s Six-Week Abortion Ban Means for Women
By Elizabeth Djinis
Sarasota Magazine
It took about a year for Florida to go from having one of the least restrictive abortion policies in the United States to having one of the most restrictive.

Six-week abortion ban not among new Florida laws that took effect Saturday
By Jake Stofan
Action News Jax
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More than 200 new laws took effect in Florida on Saturday, but there’s at least one controversial change that is still on hold.

Pro-DeSantis Suburban Moms Tell CNN His Abortion Ban Will Hurt Him With Voters:
By Ken Meyer
A group of Ron DeSantis-supporting mothers acknowledged that the Republican governor’s policy banning abortions in Florida after six weeks of pregnancy will be a weak spot in his nationwide appeal.

New pregnancy care center in Kissimmee aims to offer ‘choices’ – just not abortion
By McKenna Schueler
Orlando Weekly
A local nonprofit organization called Choices Women’s Clinic is opening a new crisis pregnancy center this year in Kissimmee.

Florida and other states see big jump in maternal mortality rates
Staff Report
Associated Press
Maternal deaths across the U.S. more than doubled over the course of two decades, and the tragedy unfolded unequally.

Positive polling, past successes don’t guarantee victory for abortion rights at the ballot box
By Scott S. Greenberger
States Newsroom
Polls show that most Americans, even in red states, oppose the strict abortion bans Republican state lawmakers have enacted in the year since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade.


Analysis: Abortion access could continue to change in Year 2 after end of Roe v. Wade
By Selena Simmons-Duffin
From the moment the Supreme Court decision overturning the right to an abortion was leaked last spring, researchers and pundits began to predict the consequences.

After Dobbs, abortion access is harder, comes later and with a higher risk
By Sofia Resnick
States Newsroom
In April, a Reddit user in Alabama posted a breathless message to the abortion subreddit the morning after learning she was pregnant. She guessed she was early, two or three weeks maybe.

Why post-Roe abortion restrictions worry domestic violence experts
By Laura Santhanam
Elizabeth Holmes knew she was in trouble. After rekindling a relationship with her ex-boyfriend, she became pregnant a month later.

Abortion Exceptions Don’t Exist
By Jessica Valenti
Abortion, Every Day
As 2024 approaches, Republicans are struggling with how to defend abortion bans to the American people.

My abortion experience: The great harm done by one-size-fits-all laws
By Amber Gavin
States Newsroom
On June 24, 2022, moments before meeting my new gynecological oncologist, the news broke that Roe v. Wade had been overturned with the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision.