As Democrats struggle to take back the heavily Republican-dominated state legislature, reproductive rights and health-care access are sure to play out as central issues for both Republican Gov. Rick Scott and his likely opponent Charlie Crist.
According to prosecutors, Scott Bollig laced his girlfriend’s pancakes with mifepristone, causing her to miscarry.
Mississippi’s new law is a 20-week ban, while Florida’s creates additional restrictions on abortions performed in the third trimester, and bans abortion at any point in a pregnancy if a doctor determines the fetus could survive outside the pregnant person’s body.
The high court hasn’t yet ruled on buffer zones or Hobby Lobby, but it did say a legal challenge to an Ohio elections law can proceed.
The law, which will go into effect on July 1, places additional restrictions on abortions performed in the third trimester, and bans abortion at any point in a pregnancy if a doctor determines the fetus could survive outside the pregnant person’s body.
From the Alabama Supreme Court to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, conservative anti-choice judges are setting the legal boundaries in the fight for abortion access.
For every odious anti-choice bill that passes into law, there are about a dozen others that fail, or never see the light of day. Here’s a list of some major bullets dodged so far this year in the state legislatures.
The Florida legislature gave final approval on Friday to a bill that would further restrict later abortions in the state.
It was a bad week for equality and social justice at the Supreme Court.
The Florida Senate gave final approval on Wednesday to the “Unborn Victims of Violence Act,” which will make it a crime to kill or injure a fetus at any stage of development during an attack on a pregnant woman.