How Some DeSantis Judges Decimated Abortion Access in the Southeast

It's a Florida-sized abortion mess.

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The Florida Supreme Court paved the way for a six-week abortion ban to go into effect in the state on May 1. Austen Risolvato/Rewire News Group illustration

The Florida Supreme Court was busy this week in issuing decisions surrounding bodily autonomy.

In twin decisions the court stripped abortion rights from the Florida Constitution—and to no one’s surprise, the reason was dodgy at best—while also allowing voters to decide whether to amend the constitution so it explicitly protects abortion. In the process, the court upheld the state’s 15-week ban and cleared the way to let a more restrictive six-week ban to take effect May 1.

Jess and Imani try to make sense of these decisions and explain how they’re related to the fight for “personhood” in the Sunshine State.


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