February 23, 2023
Access & Coverage | Tea Leaves
  • A group of 20 Democratic members announced they are forming a coalition to protect and expand abortion access in their states as bans continue to be enacted following the fall of Roe v. Wade. Led by California Gov. Gavin Newsom, the Reproductive Freedom Alliance creates a formal structure for governors “to strengthen reproductive freedom in the face of an unprecedented assault on abortion access and other forms of reproductive health care,” according to a joint statement from the governors. These efforts include sharing strategies to protect abortion providers from prosecution and maximize federal funding for reproductive health care. The group also aims to create a more coordinated response to efforts to limit abortion access, including a Texas lawsuit threatening FDA approval of a key abortion drug. (Articles here, here, and here)