Connecticut governor invites Florida businesses to move to his state ‘that supports rights of women’
As the battle continues in Florida over a 15-week abortion ban that was slated to take effect Friday but is being blocked by a state judge, an open letter went out to Florida businesses from the governor of Connecticut.
Lawyer discusses whether traveling out of state for an abortion could become illegal in future
After major companies said they would cover their employees’ travel costs for abortions, News4JAX spoke to lawyer Christie Guerrero to find out if it would be illegal for employees to seek abortion out of state under their health care plan after the Supreme Courts’ latest ruling Friday.
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.
Bill to reimburse city employees who travel for ‘medical treatment related to reproductive rights’ to be introduced at council meeting
Proposed legislation that would create a reimbursement option for city employees who travel for “medical treatments related to reproductive rights” will be introduced at the Jacksonville City Council meeting on Tuesday.
Councilman discusses proposal to reimburse city employees who travel for ‘medical treatment related to reproductive rights’
Jacksonville City Councilman Reggie Gaffney held a news conference Monday on proposed legislation that would create a reimbursement option for city employees who travel for “medical treatments related to reproductive rights.”
City council member wants to reimburse city employees who travel for ‘medical treatment related to reproductive rights’
City Councilman Reggie Gaffney has proposed legislation that would create a reimbursement option for city employees who travel for "medical treatments related to reproductive rights."
JSO keeping watch outside clinic following reports of unruly anti-abortion protesters
Hundreds of people are expected to rally Saturday outside the Duval County Courthouse for abortion rights. This comes after a draft opinion was leaked earlier this month, suggesting that the U.S. Supreme Court could be poised to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade case that legalized abortion nationwide. Since then, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has received reports of unruly anti-abortion protesters outside A Woman’s Choice of Jacksonville clinic.
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 Gov. Ron DeSantis takes wait-and-see stance on abortion ruling
Gov. Ron DeSantis was noncommittal Wednesday about whether he will ask lawmakers to further restrict abortion in Florida, as the nation awaits a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that could overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion rights decision.
‘Haven’t seen anything quite like this’: Leak of draft opinion on Roe V Wade ‘unprecedented,’ analyst says
It is a bombshell. A draft opinion leaked from the Supreme Court suggests after nearly 50 years the nation’s highest court is poised to overturn the right to abortion ensured by the nearly 50-year-old Roe v Wade decision.
Bill aims to ban abortions after 20 weeks in Florida
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A new bill would make it illegal for doctors in Florida to perform abortions after more than 20 weeks of gestation. The legislation, which would essentially ban almost all abortions in the state after 20 weeks, would mean that doctors who perform the procedure after that timeframe could be charged with a felony. Under the legislation, doctors who break the law could face a felony and five years in prison. It’s not always right or wrong, black or white.”Activist Charo Valero said mothers already face big problems getting abortions. Opponents believe the legislation violates the second trimester, or 24 weeks, allowed under Roe v. Wade.
Man pleads guilty to threatening to bomb Jacksonville abortion clinic
A 43-year-old South Carolina man pleaded guilty Friday in federal court to threatening to bomb a Jacksonville abortion clinic. Federal law makes it illegal to threaten to blow up people and to lie to the FBI about bomb threats, said Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband. Allen made several other calls to the clinic that day in an attempt to interfere with its ability to provide services. The FBI obtained toll records and subscriber information for the number used to make the bomb threat to the clinic and positively identified Allen as the caller, authorities said. In a voluntary and secretly recorded interview with the FBI, Allen falsely denied calling the clinic and stating that someone was coming to blow it up, authorities said.