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• Fourteen states including Florida are currently considering fetal heartbeat bills. Those bills ban abortion after a fetal heartbeat can be detected. Women, healthcare providers, and pregnancy crisis centers are divided when it comes to the legislation.
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• State lawmakers are advancing a measure giving women the opportunity to sue over physical or emotional injuries from an abortion. Analysts say it could impact doctors’ liability insurance. Read More »
• State lawmakers and advocates on both sides of the abortion debate are wondering what yesterday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling on a Texas abortion law means for new legislation regarding abortion in Florida. Read More »
• Planned Parenthood on Monday asked an appeals court to reconsider its decision and allow abortions to continue in its Kissimmee clinic. A three-judge panel ruled late last month that abortions must stop while a lower court case continues. Read More »
• As of this writing, there was a bill sitting on Gov. Rick Scott’s desk that would subject Florida women designed to put yet another obstacle in the way of their access to legal, safe abortions. This session, both houses of the Florida Legislature agreed that the state should implement a “for reflection” for women before they’re permitted to have an abortion. The argument, according to legislators who supported the bill, is that people have to wait for most medical procedures and that some women regret having abortions after the fact. But the reality is that in Florida, women are already required to receive the following before they can have an abortion at all: An ultrasound, after which the medical professional offering … Read More »