Recent News and Opinions on Women’s Reproductive Rights & Birth Control

This webpage will present recent information, news and opinions on the related issues of women’s reproductive rights and access to birth control.

Podcasts and Videos:

5/20/2019 The Legal Vulnerability of Roe v. Wade
Photo by Erin Schaff, The New York Times

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4/17/2019 The Abortion Wars, Part 1: Last Clinic in Missouri,
Photo by Timothy Tai, Columbia Daily Tribune, via Associated Press

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4/18/2019 The Abortion Wars, Part 2- the Illinois Option,
Photo by Saul Loeb/Agence France Presse–Getty Images

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Impact of the St. Louis CHOICE Project on unintended pregnancy, and possible effects of no-cost contraception available nationally, a video by WUSTL CHOICE Project.

Unmasking Florida’s Fake Reproductive Health Clinics, a video by Progress Florida.

April 23, 2019: PBS FRONTLINE program The Abortion Divide presents “stories of women struggling with unplanned pregnancies” and refers back to an earlier 1980’s documentary on abortion..


July 15, 2019: New federal abortion restrictions

July 8, 2019: True facts about infant mortality in Florida

July 1, 2019: Telltale signs of a Crisis Pregnancy Center

June 13, 2019: Opinion – Rep. Pramila Jayapal: The Story of My Abortion

June 10, 2019: Eight Florida US House Democrats push for reproductive rights measure

June 8, 2019: Politicians draw clear lines on abortion. Their parties are not so unified.

May 30, 2019: Florida state senator Dennis Baxley expresses anti-abortion rights views

May 28, 2019: Some conservatives back abortion: pro-life women have had them– and kept silent

May 25, 2019: Is it time to tweak sex education in Florida schools?

May 22, 2019: Opinion – Florida’s unsuccessful parental consent law aimed at overturning Roe v. Wade court decision

May 21, 2019: How did a woman in solitary confinement give birth in Broward County jail?

May 18, 2019: How to get the ‘morning-after’ pill for free

May 7, 2019: GA governor signs ‘heartbeat bill’, one of most restrictive abortion laws in US

May 6, 2019: How racism impacts black women’s maternal health

May 2, 2019: New law to keep coverage of pre-existing conditions, but not preserve all patient protections

May 2, 2019: The danger of being black and pregnant in America

April 30, 2019: FL unconstitutional parental consent abortion bill falters in Senate Committee

April 29, 2019:‘Dignity for Incarcerated Women’ act ready for governor’s signature

April 25, 2019: Federal judge in Washington state blocks new Trump administration abortion rule

April 25, 2019: In Florida, both sides of abortion debate face possibility of changes coming

April 23, 2019: Keeping track of 21 abortion restrictions enacted by the states in 2019

April 17, 2019: FL House passes bill requiring notarized parental permission for teenage abortion; similar legislation ruled unconstitutional in 1989

April 16, 2019:“Dignity for Incarcerated Women” bill clears FL House Judiciary Committee.

April 15, 2019: Opinion- Concern over FL parental consent bill HB 1335

April 8, 2019: Battles over abortion in Florida continue

April 4, 2019: Editorial Orlando Sentinel – Fetal heartbeat bill is ploy to ban abortion

March 28, 2019: Flood of court cases that threaten abortion

March 26, 2019: Appellate court considers 24 hour waiting period for abortions

February 28, 2019: Court battle expected over Trump’s new restrictions on family planning clinics

February 28, 2019: Pro-choice billboards on roads leading to Tallahassee

February 21, 2019: Potential for a “parental consent” bill in Florida legislature

February 18, 2019: Opinion: Abortion rights still supported by Americans

February 15, 2019: GAO reports some states’ non-compliance with Medicaid law regarding abortion

February 13, 2019: The consequences of being unable to obtain a ‘late-term’ abortion

February 12, 2019: What you should know about my ‘late-term’ abortion

January 21. 2019: Roe v. Wade is at Risk. Here’s How to Prepare

January 11, 2019: Proposed antiabortion “heartbeat” bill in Florida House

January 8, 2019: Where abortion rights battles will occur in US in 2019

December 12, 2018: What if Roe vs Wade is overturned?

December 11, 2018: Will the Supreme Court Overturn Roe v. Wade After All?

September 1, 2018: The case for treating abortion as a public health problem, to be solved through education and birth control

July 18, 2018: Scrutiny of “fake clinics” demanded in Tallahassee by reproductive rights advocates  

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