Amy Weintraub, Reproductive Rights Program Director with Progress Florida, discusses a post-Roe world and self-managed abortion in this op-ed.
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Eskamani, a young progressive activist and former Planned Parenthood official, defeated Republican businessman and former political consultant Stockton Reeves to take HD 47, 57 percent to 43 percent, flipping the seat currently held by Republican state Rep. Mike Miller.
In the weeks leading up to Brett Kavanaugh’s October 6 confirmation as a Supreme Court justice (which seems a lifetime ago), a conservative Christian nonprofit organization bombarded Florida residents with text messages urging support for the judge and claiming “a good man is under attack and needs your help,” according to a lawsuit filed in Florida’s Southern District Court.
“I do understand that there is free speech, but free speech shouldn’t be hurtful to students walking around,” said Millie Zehnder with Planned Parenthood Generation Action. “They’re not asking to be exposed to this. These pictures are very gruesome and if you want to talk about anti-abortion, you can do it in a calm way that is not hurtful.”
Most of the students at Florida Atlantic University ignored or dropped their heads and picked up their pace as they walked past a Jumbo Tron displaying a looped video of gruesome aborted fetuses at an anti-abortion event sponsored by Created Equal on Tuesday.
Mujeres realizan una protesta en Doral para pedir que Brett Kavanaugh no sea confirmado como juez en la Corte Suprema por las acusaciones de Christine Blasey Ford, quien segura que fue agredida sexualmente por él en una fiesta privada cuando ambos estaban en secundaria
“They are anti-abortion, and they provide biased information to try to persuade women out of accessing abortion care,” Weintraub said. “Almost none of them provide any medical care aside from an ultrasound.”
A recent report by the Centers for Disease Control found that a record number of people are contracting chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. Rates of sexually transmitted diseases in Southwest Florida is also on the rise.
A new state law that provides taxpayer dollars to a network of so-called women’s “crisis pregnancy centers” is raising questions about whether the state will monitor how the centers – which don’t offer medical services, birth control, sex education, or abortions – deal with women who go there seeking help.