Self-Managed Abortion: Safe & Supported
Upcoming SASS Webinar
TUESDAY, May 16, 2023
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
Via Progress Florida:
To be clear, abortion is still legal up to 15 weeks in Florida. The six-week abortion ban, passed by the state Legislature and signed by Ron DeSantis in April, has not gone into effect yet, so if you or someone you know has an appointment, keep it.
On April 21st the U.S. Supreme Court blocked a lower court decision banning or limiting the FDA-approved use of the abortion pill mifepristone for the foreseeable future.This leaves the case in the hands of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which has scheduled oral arguments for May 17. However the 5th Circuit rules, the case will almost certainly end up back at the U.S. Supreme Court, with the potential for a decision in the case next term.
While the case proceeds through the courts, there should be no change in mifepristone availability by Florida providers.
It’s our position that judges should not be able to interfere in accessing FDA approved medication abortion in the first place. The fact remains: no court decision will end medication abortion. The other abortion pill, Misoprostol, is used on its own (in higher dosages) around the world to end pregnancies, and is extremely safe and effective.
Now more than ever we need to have critical information about how to safely get and use abortion pills – and be empowered to spread the word. Please join us at our next Self-managed Abortion, Safe & Supported (SASS) train-the-trainer webinar on May 16th from 2 P.M. to 4 P.M. The fight is far from over and we will not stop until access to medication abortion remains an affordable, convenient option in reproductive health care.
Stop the urban fertilizer ordinances ban
Via Florida Springs Council:
Late last Sunday evening, budget conferees slipped a surprise provision into the General Appropriations Implementation Act (SB 2502). It prohibits local governments from adopting or amending urban fertilizer ordinances that include a blackout period during the 2023-2024 fiscal year.
Demand An Assault Weapons Ban
Text FED UP to 644-33 to get connected to your US Representative and DEMAND that they take action to reinstate the Assault Weapons Ban. Here’s more info.
Send an email to our state legislators to oppose SB 7050 & HB 7067
Still a valid action this week…
Yet again the people of Florida are confronted with the reality that our state government has waged an unrelenting assault on our voting rights. SB 7050 & HB 7067 will further complicate our elections process, give expanded powers to the elections police, and make it harder for nonprofit organizations to provide voter assistance. For three consecutive legislative sessions, Tallahassee politicians have injected intimidation and chaos around our election process – enough is enough! Please oppose SB 7050 & HB 7067 and do more to expand access to voting, not curtail it.
2023 Legislative Review with Representative Anna V. Eskamani
The Florida Legislative Session is the 60-day state lawmaking period of the year, expected to end this year on Friday, May 5th. As such, we want to make sure you have the insights you need to be informed and stay engaged no matter where you live in the Sunshine State.
Join Representative Anna V. Eskamani (D-42) for a post-session virtual review of the 2023 Legislative Session. During our program, we’ll cover a host of issues ranging from attacks on academic freedom and LGBTQ+ rights to permit-less carry, abortion, voting rights, the state budget, and more. Empower yourselves and others with the latest policy updates delivered directly from Tallahassee!
Reproductive Rights Events in our Communities
Reproductive Justice: An Introduction — Virtual Reading Group w/National Women’s Liberation
4-session guided study of Loretta Ross & Rickie Solinger’s book Reproductive Justice: An Introduction
Tuesdays, May 16, 23, from 7-9PM EST
Register for Zoom link
Post-Legislative Session Panel Discussion w/Women’s Foundation of Florida
Panelists Sen. Rosalind Osgood, Rep. Christine Hunschofsky, Rep. Kelly Skidmore, and Rep. Marie Woodson to cover reproductive justice, economic security, access to education, and healthcare.
Tuesday, May 9 @ 6pm
Register for Zoom link
Reproductive Rights in Florida: What Just Happened and Where Do We Go from Here? w/RBG Fund Tallahassee
Panelists: Sen. Lori Berman, Rep. Michelle Rayner, Rep. Allison Tant, Sen. Lori Berman, and FL Democratic Party Chair Nikki Fried
Monday, May 15, 7:30-8:30
Save the date; Registration link coming
Florida NOW (National Organization for Women) State Conference
The Florida Hotel, Orlando
Indivisible FL-13 Contact Information:
Florida 13 (and 14) Congressperson Phone Numbers:
Senator Marco Rubio (R): DC (202)224-3041 Local (813)287-5035
Senator Rick Scott (R): DC (202) 224-5274
Congressional District 13 (West of US 19)
Representative Anna Paulina Luna (R): DC (202) 225-5961 Local (727) 610-3980
Congressional District 14 (East of US 19)
Representative Kathy Castor (D): DC (202) 225-3376 Local (727) 369-0201
The last redistricting split Pinellas County down the middle along US 19 with the areas west of 34th Street in the new CD 13 and the areas east of 34th Street in CD 14 along with South Tampa. Indivisible FL-13 retains its original name but maintains the same turf, including the areas of CD 14 in Pinellas County.
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