Reproductive Rights News Roundup – March 15th 2024


Would abortion drive Florida Latino turnout? Panelists at Hispanic Vote forum debate
By Syra Ortiz Blanes and Max Greenwood, Miami Herald
A constitutional referendum to protect abortion access in Florida could drive Hispanic voters to the polls in November if it ends up on the ballot, Democratic strategists said during a forum on the Hispanic vote hosted by the Miami Herald and other South Florida media outlets at Florida International University on Thursday night.

Two women needed to end their pregnancies. Only one got to do it on her terms.
By Kelcie Moseley-Morris, States Newsroom
Jennifer Vollstedt and Ariel Cavanaugh-Okhah have never met, but they are connected by fatal chromosomal abnormalities that affected their wanted pregnancies, and the stress and heartbreak that comes with it.

Sen. Rick Scott proposes resolution supporting in vitro fertilization treatments
By Stephany Matat, Palm Beach Post
The burgeoning nationwide debate over protecting in vitro fertilization treatments is now an issue in Florida’s U.S. Senate race, too.

Organizations connect with attendees at the MadSoul Music Festival
By Bellanee Plaza, Watermark
Excerpt: Taylor Aguilera, organizing director of Floridians Protecting Freedom, says she was at the festival to promote the Yes on 4 campaign. “We’re not only raising awareness about our amendment, but we’re also making sure that the public is aware of the public health crisis that’s coming down,” Aguilera says.


Biden admonishes the Supreme Court for overturning Roe v. Wade
By Natasha Korecki, NBC News
In his third State of the Union address Thursday, Joe Biden did what was once unthinkable: directly challenge Supreme Court justices about one of their opinions, addressing them personally.

In a first, Vice President Harris visits Minnesota abortion clinic to blast ‘immoral’ restrictions
By Darlene Superville, Associated Press
Vice President Kamala Harris visited a Planned Parenthood clinic on Thursday, marking what her office said was the first time a president or vice president has toured a facility that performs abortions, as the White House escalates its defense of reproductive rights in this year’s election.

Asked to clear up abortion bans, GOP leaders blame doctors and misinformation for the confusion
By Kimberly Kruesi, Associated Press
In Republican-led states across the U.S., conservative legislators are refusing to reevaluate abortion bans — even as doctors and patients insist the laws’ exceptions are dangerously unclear, resulting in denied treatment to some pregnant women in need.

Most Americans support abortion for pregnancy-related emergencies
By Maria Godoy, NPR
In the almost two years since Roe v. Wade was overturned, the unintended consequences of abortion bans have become clearer.

The People Rooting for the End of IVF
By Elaine Godfrey, The Atlantic
Chaos reigns in Alabama—or at least in the Alabama world of reproductive health.

Eight Key Points to Consider as the US Supreme Court Weighs in on Medication Abortion
Staff Report, Guttmacher Institute
Almost two years after the US Supreme Court made the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, the Court will hear another major case on March 26 that could reshape the abortion access landscape.