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Have you had an abortion? Tell us your story

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At WLRN, we center our journalism on people’s stories — your stories. We’re reporting on how restrictions on abortion will impact people living in South Florida.

For almost 50 years, states have been required to allow abortions up until the point of viability — that came with the Roe v. Wade decision, which established the right to abortion. States can’t impose an “undue burden,” a specific legal standard, on abortion access.

On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. At the center of the case was a challenge to a Mississippi law that would ban abortions after 15 weeks. The case is known as Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization.

The Supreme Court's ruling in favor of the Mississippi State Department of Health means the right to an abortion is left up to states. The court reversed its own precedent.

Florida’s new abortion law goes into effect on July 1. The new law bans abortions after 15 weeks without any exceptions for victims of rape or incest.

We’re hoping to interview people who’ve had an abortion in South Florida, so we can help the public understand more about this medical procedure.

If you’re a health care worker who provides abortions, we’d like to hear from you, too. What do you want people to know about the health care around abortion?

Please tell us your story by filling out the form below, being as detailed as possible. Our health care reporter will follow up with you.

We will not publish any information shared with us unless consent is given.

Verónica Zaragovia was born in Cali, Colombia, and grew up in South Florida. She’s been a lifelong WLRN listener and is proud to cover health care, as well as Surfside and Miami Beach politics for the station. Contact Verónica at vzaragovia@wlrnnews.org
Katie Lepri Cohen is WLRN's engagement editor. Her work involves distributing and amplifying WLRN's journalism on social media, managing WLRN's social accounts, writing and editing newsletters, and leading audience-listening efforts. Reach out via email at klcohen@wlrnnews.org.
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