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Florida’s new 6-week abortion ban explained

The Florida House passed and Governor Ron DeSantis quietly signed a law that outlaws most abortions in Florida after six weeks.
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How Florida’s 2022 elections could be impacted by voters concerned about abortion access

Several states have passed restrictions on abortion procedures. People in Florida and elsewhere are weighing how officials running for office may affect access to abortion.
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Over 20 anti-abortion pregnancy centers operate in Tampa Bay, partially funded by Florida taxpayers

Listen to this story At least 21 anti-abortion clinics, with names like “Foundations of Life” and “A Woman’s Place,” operate in the Tampa Bay, region marketing themselves as pregnancy care centers or “pregnancy resource centers.”...
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International Women’s Day special on Tuesday Café takes a deep dive into HB 5, Florida’s 15-week abortion ban

Governor Ron DeSantis is expected to sign a bill that would make most abortions illegal in Florida after fifteen weeks of gestation, HB 5.

Two Tampa Bay State Reps get ‘People’s Champion’ nods from Progress Florida after 2021 Session

Two state representatives from the Tampa Bay area were dubbed “People’s Champions” by Progress Florida for their voting records during the 2021 Legislative Session. The progressive advocacy group gave most Democrats A grades, while Republicans...

Roe V. Wade turned 48 Friday and women are still fighting to save it

The U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark Roe V. Wade decision turned 48 Friday. But reproductive rights advocates are still fighting to protect women’s right to choose. LISTEN: As they’ve done for more than two decades, members...
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Florida “fetal heartbeat” bill could outlaw abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy

A bill in the Florida Legislature would outlaw abortions once the heartbeat of the fetus has been detected. The bill’s sponsor, Republican Representative Mike Hill told WFLA that his “oath said that I would protect...
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How will Florida women fare after President Trump picks a SCOTUS nominee?

On Monday night, President Donald Trump will end the suspense; on prime-time television he’ll announce who his SCOTUS nominee is for the Supreme Court seat being vacated by Justice Anthony Kennedy. On Monday’s MidPoint, we...
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Reproductive rights advocate criticizes Florida’s new pregnancy support centers law

On MidPoint Monday we talked about issues from the recently-completed Florida Legislative session including women’s issues, specifically access to reproductive health. We talked about a new law boosting what are called “pregnancy support centers,” but our...
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Progress Florida Says Florida’s Outlook Is Not As Bright As GOP Leaders in Tallahassee Claim

Radioactivity 1 10 18 Welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up—how well is the state of Florida doing when it comes to protecting the environment? How are average workers doing? Is the state creating...

Progressive political organizer Damien Filer weighs in on what to expect this legislative session

Progressive political organizer Damien Filer weighs in on what to expect this legislative session

Activist dissects Florida’s congressional redistricting process

Activist disects Florida's congressional re-districting process

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