A new bill in the Florida Legislature that would ban abortions after six weeks also includes $25 million for the state’s alternatives-to-abortion program.
Laura C. Morel
Laura C. Morel (she/her) is a reporter for Reveal, covering reproductive health.
She previously covered immigration during the Trump administration. Before joining Reveal, Laura was a reporter at the Tampa Bay Times, where she covered criminal justice issues.
She was a 2022 finalist for the Livingston Award, which recognizes young journalists, along with Reveal data reporter Mohamed Al Elew for an investigation that exposed racial disparities within a federal lending program. She was also a Livingston finalist in 2017 as part of a team of reporters that investigated Walmart’s excessive use of police resources.
This Nurse Wanted to Help Women Avoid Abortions. Then She Saw Infection Control Problems at a Crisis Pregnancy Center.
State agencies aren’t monitoring anti-abortion clinics that offer free ultrasounds and other medical care. A Kentucky nurse’s complaints against one facility illustrate the lack of accountability.
How Anti-Abortion Pregnancy Centers Can Claim to Be Medical Clinics and Get Away With It
One Florida case shows just how little authorities are doing to regulate pregnancy centers, even when the risks to women are significant.
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Abortion Providers Ask for Protection as They Prepare for Post-Roe Harassment and Violence
As a wave of bans on the procedure takes effect across the U.S., providers and patients will face mounting risks in places where clinics remain open.
Crossing the Line: The Fight Over Roe
Florida is an unexpected safe haven for abortion, but it also has a history of anti-abortion extremism – and harassment at clinics is escalating.
Abortion’s Last Stand in the South: A Post-Roe Future Is Already Happening in Florida
Reports of harassment, disturbance and violence outside the state’s clinics are skyrocketing, while the federal law meant to protect clinics doesn’t cover the kind of tactics common today.
Texas Deputy Who Tased Unarmed Refugee Child Won’t Be Disciplined
The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office has provided a series of contradictory and confusing statements about its investigation into the deputy’s conduct.
Feds Didn’t Fully Vet Contractors to Care for Migrant Children. A New Bill Would Increase Scrutiny.
The bipartisan legislation would require grant applicants to be licensed by the state in which they are operating, as well as disclose license suspensions or pending investigations within the last five years.
Kids who cross the border alone are held in government-funded shelters. When they misbehave, staff sometimes call police. And kids are getting arrested, jailed – sometimes even tased.
Texas deputy who tased migrant child placed on administrative leave
The move comes a day after a Reveal investigation and as the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office continues to fight the disclosure of public records.