A few clips from an informative webinar

In these three clips, the doctor answers a question about 15-22 week abortions

Plaintiffs argue that the law (the 15 week abortion ban signed by DeSantis) — which criminalizes essential healthcare and threatens to imprison doctors for providing care to their patients — violates the state constitution.  Read more about the law suit HERE

A few more clips from the webinar

This clip is an answer to a question about fake clinics

In this clip, the doctor urges us to elect legislators who will keep abortions legal so they remain safe.

Contraception

Check out your birth control options. 

Find a method that fits your body and your life with this interactive method explorer:

 

 It appears that the department of health thinks this material is important enough to allow teenagers to access it without parental consent. Excerpt from the Florida Department of Health:

Teens, ages 13 and up, can receive family planning education and services with or without parental consent. No or low cost services are provided by most providers.

Services Provided 

      • Pregnancy tests

      • HIV / STD testing

      • Education and counseling

      • Contraceptive methods (birth control)

      • Free condoms

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Population Affairs (OPA) amends the Title X Family Planning regulations to restore access to equitable, affordable, client-centered, quality family planning services for more Americans. For more information:

Plan B or Plan C

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has, since 2013, allowed retailers to sell emergency contraception (EC) --also known as plan B on the shelf to anyone regardless of age or gender, and without a requirement to present identification. For more information:

https://floridareprofreedom.org/ec/

It’s 45-50 minutes long and very well done!

Link to the webinar from KFF on Medication Abortion:

https://www.kff.org/womens-health-policy/event/july-20-web-event-medication-abortion-post-roe-v-wade/

Here is a resource that was mentioned on the webinar:

https://www.plancpills.org/

Maternal mental health

Maternal Mental Health Now offers valuable resources for providers and families. 
Check them out:

Information about abortion bans

The plaintiffs argue the ban on abortion violates individual privacy rights that are enshrined in the state constitution


https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2022/06/florida-15-week-abortion-ban-state-constitution-privacy-rights.html

State bans on abortion don’t apply to emergency health care, White House reminds providers
By Jennifer Shutt, Florida Phoenix
The Biden administration reminded doctors and other health care providers Monday that a federal law protects them if they provide abortion services to save a patient’s life or health in emergency situations — regardless of what state laws say.

Judy discusses a number of bills in her two minutes. She discussed the parental consent bill around the one minute mark. Then after her two minutes, Representative Fischer asks her the difference between an abortion and an aspirin.

Judy told them
in 2019 that this might happen if they passed the bill.
Article about a teen forced to carry pregnancy to term against her will:

 

Judy told them
in 2019 that this might happen. Teen forced to carry pregnancy to term against her will:

 

Events around the state (ordered by date)

Not an 'Alternative' to Abortion: Adoption and Reproductive Justice w/Reproaction
Wednesday, November 30, 12:00– 1:00 p.m. ET
Registration link TBA by Reproaction

 

"Abortion Care Beyond OBGYN" - A Reproductive Justice Teach In Panel w/UC Davis Medical Students for Choice
Thu, December 1, 2022, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM PST
Reserve a spot

 

Miami Women's Rights NFT Charity Event - Art Basel 2022
Raising funds for sex ed, contraception aid, and abortion rights
December 3-4, 2022

 

Blackdove Art Gallery 2119 Northwest 2nd Avenue Miami, FL 33127
Reservations

 

AfriKin - Black Women's Rights: Leadership and the Circularities of Power w/ Center for Women's and Gender Studies at FIU
Sat, December 3, 2022, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Maison AfriKin, 650 Ali Baba Ave, Opa-locka FL 33054
Register

 

Gainesville Planned Parenthood Volunteers Virtual Meeting
December 6, 2022 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Sign up to receive Zoom link

 

Stand With Black Women Brunch Miami w/Planned Parenthood of South, East and North FL
Sat, December 10, 2022, 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM EST
Rusty Pelican - Miami 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway Key Biscayne, FL 33149
Register

 

News Roundup
(Some of the news stories below may require a subscription to read.) 

Florida Republicans eye further abortion restrictions after big gains in the Legislature
By Arek Sarkissian
Politico
Just days after Republicans won supermajorities in the Florida Legislature, the state Senate is considering stricter abortion limits during the upcoming legislative session.

Florida pro-choice advocates are ready to fight if GOP supermajority targets abortion access
By Caroline Catherman
Orlando Sentinel
Pro-choice leaders are mobilizing in response to potential changes to abortion access in Florida.

Abortion was supposed to be a defining issue for Florida Democrats. What happened?
By Kirby Wilson
Tampa Bay Times
During his only debate with Gov. Ron DeSantis, Charlie Crist didn’t wait to be asked about abortion.

Abortion limits are tempting, but should be resisted
By Bill Cotterell
Tallahassee Democrat
Have you heard a loud public outcry for Republicans in the Florida Legislature to use their unprecedented new power to increase restrictions on abortion, even more than they did last year?

Out-of-state patients seeking abortions in Lakeland
By Gary White
The Ledger
The Supreme Court ruling in June that eliminated the federal right to an abortion is having an effect in Polk County, albeit an indirect one.

After wins at the ballot, abortion rights groups want to 'put this to the people'
By Sarah McCammon
NPR
Abortion rights supporters had a successful run of ballot measures this year.

The Group That’s Changing the Abortion Rights Playbook — and Winning Big
By Ben Jacobs
Politico
In five states on Election Day, voters weighed in directly on various ballot measures involving abortion.

In election, support for abortion rights was about much more
By Jocelyn Gecker and Nuha Dolby
Associated Press
To Mona Cohen, a lifelong Philadelphia Democrat, democracy is under attack in the United States. In the midterm elections, she lists a woman’s right to abortion as one of many fleeting freedoms she voted to defend.

Abortion Was Front of Mind for Midterm Voters
By Kathy Spillar
Ms. Magazine
Results continue to trickle in from the midterms. With Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto’s win in Nevada, the Senate will officially remain under Democratic control, with the opportunity to pick up another seat in the Georgia runoff between Sen. Raphael Warnock (D) and Herschel Walker (R).

Poll: Florida's Black, Latino voters differ on inflation, abortion, which party cares about their issues
By Sergio Bustos
USA Today Network-Florida
A new poll of Black and Latino voters in Florida shows significant differences among the state’s largest minority voting blocs, with the two groups apart on inflation, cost-of-living and abortion issues, and in their views about which party cares more about their community — Democrats or Republicans.

Dems won the midterms on Roe. Congress is another story.
By Marianne Levine and Holly Otterbein
Politico
While other Democrats second-guessed their abortion-focused message in the waning days of the midterms, Catherine Cortez Masto bet big on it and won.

How the Fall of Roe v. Wade Has Changed Dating in the U.S.
By Cady Lang
Time
For Christina Monroe, dating apps are a useful way to handle the politics conversation early in a potential relationship.

DeSantis says he cannot be witness in prosecutor's lawsuit over abortion cases
By Mike Scarcella
Reuters
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Tuesday sought a court order blocking him from being called as a trial witness by an elected state attorney who was suspended after saying he would not prosecute abortion cases.

Judge overturns Georgia’s ban on abortion around 6 weeks
By Sudhin Thanawala
Associated Press
A judge overturned Georgia’s ban on abortion starting around six weeks into a pregnancy, ruling Tuesday that it violated the U.S. Constitution and U.S. Supreme Court precedent when it was enacted three years ago and was therefore void.

Mental crises excluded from some state abortion exemptions
By Lindsey Tanner
Associated Press
Mental health advocates say there’s a cruel quirk in abortion bans in several states: There are exemptions for life-threatening emergencies, but psychiatric crises don’t count.

‘Crisis Pregnancy Centers’ Are Deceptive. Why Aren’t There More Alternatives?
By Garnet Henderson
Rewire
Soon after giving birth to her sixth child, Laurie Bertram Roberts suspected she was pregnant again. She needed a test to confirm the pregnancy and couldn’t get in to see a doctor, so she went to a crisis pregnancy center for a free one.