Check out your birth control options. 

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

 

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 NOW offers valuable resources for providers and families. 

Check them out:

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.

Books to read. 

  • Becca Andrews:  No Choice: The Destruction of Roe v. Wade and the Fight to Protect a Fundamental American Right

  • Jenny Brown: Women’s Liberation and National Health Care: Confronting the Myth of America

  • Joshua Prager: The Family Roe, a Pulitzer Prize finalist that examines the unknown stories and people behind Roe v. Wade;

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  • Mary Ziegler: Abortion and the Law in America: A Legal History, Roe v. Wade to the Present.

Events Around the State

Upcoming Events 

Orlando Parenthood Volunteer Meeting
August 15, 2022 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM ET
Register to get Orlando location info

We Won’t Go Back - Key West
Truman Waterfront park, Southard St, Key West, FL 33040
Sunday, August 21, 2022 AT 11 AM – 2 PM
Facebook event page

Women's Equality Day Celebration w/Palm Beach County NOW
August 27, 2-4pm
Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach
More info

Black Maternal Health Conference and Training Institute w/Black Mamas Matter Alliance
Washington, DC
September 17-18
Register

March on the Mansion w/Central Floridians for Social Equality 
November 5, 2022 AT 12 PM – 4 PM
Florida Governor's Mansion, 700 N Adams St, Tallahassee, FL 32303
Facebook event page

 

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

 

Bill guaranteeing right to birth control blocked in U.S. Senate by Republican
By Jennifer Shutt
Florida Phoenix
U.S. Senate Democrats tried to pass legislation Wednesday that would guarantee women can continue using contraception if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the long-standing precedent, the way it did with abortion.

 

Activist says she raised $1 million for abortions thanks to this Florida congressman
By Omar Rodriguez Ortiz
Miami Herald
After U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz publicly made fun of her appearance, a 19-year-old activist from Texas returned the favor by raising $1 million in three days to fund abortions and reproductive healthcare services across the nation.

UF administration stagnant, SG blocks contraceptive legislation after Roe v. Wade overturn
By Sandra McDonald and Lindsay Schindler
The Independent Alligator 
In the weeks following The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade June 24, UF remains silent as campus leaders remain stagnant in policy change. 

 

How Doctors Are Weighing the Legal Risks of Abortion Care
By Kara Grant
WebMD Health News
When an Ohio OB/GYN had a patient in need of an abortion this month, he knew he had to move quickly.

North Carolina and Florida Become Southern Abortion Havens
By Christine Vestal
Pew Trusts
Southerners are flocking to both Florida and North Carolina for clinical and medication abortions — in North Carolina as late as viability, typically between 24 and 28 weeks of pregnancy, and in Florida, until 15 weeks of pregnancy.

Abortion Bans Are Going to Make Stalkerware Even More Dangerous
By Danielle Keats Citron
Slate
“Jolie,” a middle school teacher in her 20s, had no idea how her ex knew where she would be after work. He confronted her at the supermarket, public library, and doctor’s office. It turned out that without her knowledge or permission, Jolie’s ex had gained real-time access to her phone.

Opinion: Why no state can ignore Florida's sex ed problem
By Jill Filipovic
Kake ABC
The state of Florida is at war with knowledge and information. On the heels of the controversial law opponents dubbed the "Don't Say Gay" bill, the Miami-Dade County school board has rejected two proposed sexual health education textbooks after outcry from conservative groups.

People in the South are traveling hundreds of miles to Florida for abortion access
By Sofi Gratas
GPB
A wave of strict abortion bans across the Southeast is putting pressure on states with more accessible timelines. A clinic near the Georgia-Florida line is managing a massive influx of out-of-state patients. 

Florida Democrats call for clarity on governor's plans for abortion access
By Forrest Saunders
WPTV
Florida Democrats said Tuesday that Gov. Ron DeSantis is not giving voters a clear answer on abortion.

Florida Department of Health suspends Pensacola abortion clinic doctor calling him a 'great public danger'
By Jennie McKeon
WUWF
A doctor at the American Family Planning clinic in Pensacola has had his license suspended by the Florida Department of Health after investigators have accused him of being a "great public danger."

1 month since Roe was overturned, here's what Florida doctors are saying
By Liz Crawford
WTSP
It's been more than a month since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, stripping away a woman's constitutional right to an abortion up to 24 weeks of pregnancy.

Mark Lane: 'Defend Shirley Wheeler!' '70s Daytona abortion case in the news again
By Mark Lane
Daytona Beach News-Journal
After last month’s U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning a constitutional right to abortion, red-leaning states have been competing to see which legislature can enact the strictest law criminalizing abortion.

“This Is the Little Power That I Can Take Back”: The Rare and Wonderful Feeling of Irreversible Birth Control
By Eleanor Cummins
Slate 
Courtney, age 33, has known she does not want kids since high school. But how, exactly, she would prevent pregnancy in the long term remained an open question. If something went wrong with her birth control in the interim, she could get an abortion. 

Tattoo shops rally for abortion rights, including Fort Myers’ HOWL
By Charles Runnells
Fort Myers News-Press
Tattoo shops across the country are breaking out their ink and needles Sunday to raise money and awareness for abortion rights.

States With Abortion Bans Are Among Least Supportive for Mothers and Children

By Emily Badger, Margot Sanger-Katz and Claire Cain Miller
New York Times
They tend to have the weakest social services and the worst results in several categories of health and well-being.

Florida LGBTQ+ advocates worry Supreme Court to remove marriage, adoption rights for same-sex couples
By Jason Delgado
Daytona Beach News-Journal
The Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade on grounds abortion rights are not in the Constitution has LGBTQ+ advocates and same sex couples in Florida worried that the nation's highest court may eliminate the right to same-sex marriage, among other constitutional rights. 

“I was trying my best to channel anger into action, reflecting on how this decision affects the health, rights and well-being of very many,” says Juana Medina, an artist and author based in Fairfax, Va. In her image, “Lady Justice is crying, the balance scales unsettled. She’s caring for babies and children of multiple ages, including a pregnant child,” Medina says. “I realized I couldn’t finish the drawing and left it just as pencil traces — uncertain, like our future.”
Excerpt from Cartoonists passionately take on the Supreme Court’s abortion decision by Michael Cavna in The Washington Post