Access to abortion pill in limbo after competing rulings
Access to the most commonly used method of abortion in the U.S. plunged into uncertainty Friday following conflicting court rulings over the legality of the abortion medication mifepristone that has been widely available for more than 20 years.
Florida attorney general says abortion precedents ‘clearly erroneous’
As lawmakers consider barring abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, Attorney General Ashley Moody’s office urged the Florida Supreme Court to reject more than three decades of legal precedents that have protected abortion rights in the state.
Florida clinics, doctors argue court should block 15-week abortion ban
Pointing to “long-established fundamental rights,” attorneys for abortion clinics and a physician argued in a 67-page brief Monday that the Florida Supreme Court should block a law that prevents abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy.
Florida officials seek to move forward with law against funding for abortion providers
Pointing to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision last year to overturn Roe v. Wade, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody on Wednesday asked a federal judge to scrap a 2016 ruling that prevented the state from cutting off public money to abortion providers for health services unrelated to abortion.
Planned Parenthood plans mobile abortion clinic in Illinois
Planned Parenthood officials have announced plans for a mobile abortion clinic, a 37-foot RV that will stay in Illinois but travel close to the borders of adjoining states that have banned abortions since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade earlier this year.
Abortion clinic fights fine over Florida waiting period
In the second similar case to emerge in recent weeks, a Miami abortion clinic is fighting an attempt by state regulators to impose a fine over allegations that it did not properly comply with a law requiring 24-hour waiting periods before abortions can be performed.
Florida girl, 16, not ‘mature’ enough for abortion, court rules
An appellate court has upheld a lower court ruling that a parentless 16-year-old girl in the Florida Panhandle is not “sufficiently mature” to end her pregnancy while seeking a waiver from a state law requiring minors to get parental consent for an abortion.
City of Orlando employee suspended amid investigation for blocking women’s health clinic access, officials say
An Orlando staffer was suspended amid an investigation into a complaint claiming they blocked access to a women’s health clinic in a city-owned vehicle earlier this month, city officials announced Thursday.
YouTube to remove videos spreading abortion falsehoods
YouTube will begin removing misleading videos about abortion in response to falsehoods being spread about the procedure that is being banned or restricted across a broad swath of the U.S. The move announced Thursday by the Google-owned video site comes about a month after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the case that had protected the legality of abortion in the country for nearly 50 years.
Providers argue Florida’s privacy measure protects abortion
A state court is being asked to block a new Florida law which bans most abortions after 15 weeks just days after a conservative U.S. Supreme Court majority overturned a landmark case that had provided constitutional protections for women seeking abortions for almost 50 years.
This is what abortion protests look like in Washington D.C. right now
The Supreme Court on Friday stripped away the nation’s constitutional protections for abortion that had stood for nearly a half-century. The decision by the court’s conservative majority overturned the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling and is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states.
Florida leaders argue over holding special session to strengthen state abortion laws
Rep. Anthony Sabatini, a Republican who represents Lake County’s District 32 in the Florida House of Representatives, is calling for a special legislative session after the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion case was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court Friday.
Where does Florida stand on abortion? Ban after 15 weeks of pregnancy faces challenge in court
While the nation is waiting to see what the U.S. Supreme Court's final decision will be in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which could result in an overturning of Roe v. Wade, the state of Florida has taken the proactive move of passing new restrictions on abortion.
This is what protests on the Roe v. Wade situation look like across the country
Protests have erupted all over the country after Politico released a leaked initial draft majority opinion indicating the U.S. Supreme Court would overturn two abortion-related cases, which would end federal protection of abortion rights.
Florida House panel gives initial nod to controversial abortion proposal
Despite fierce objections from Democrats who argued the proposal is unconstitutional, a Florida House panel on Wednesday approved a controversial bill that would prohibit doctors from performing abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy.
Florida to consider parental permission for abortions
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Girls under the age of 18 would need to get a parent's permission before having an abortion in Florida under a bill that received its final Senate committee approval Wednesday. Florida already has a law requiring the parents of a minor be notified before an abortion is performed, but bill sponsor Republican Sen. Kelli Stargel said it doesn’t go far enough. “I believe that parental notification is basically a child just saying, `This is what I’m doing,'” Stargel said. “The bill continues a chipping away of women’s rights and that is something we shouldn’t trample on,” said Democratic Sen. Audrey Gibson. I think our young girls deserve better.”Republican Senate President Bill Galvano said the bill will be heard on the Senate floor next week and voted on the following week.