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The Florida Roundup
The Florida Roundup is a live, weekly call-in show with a distinct focus on the issues affecting Floridians. Each Friday at noon, listeners can engage in the conversation with journalists, newsmakers and other Floridians about change, policy and the future of our lives in the sunshine state.Join our hosts, veteran journalists from our partner public radio stations: WLRN’s Tom Hudson, broadcasting from Miami and WJCT’s Melissa Ross, broadcasting from Jacksonville.

A Look At Florida Bills For: Abortion Parental Permission, Office of Resiliency

The Florida Capitol complex in Tallahassee is pictured
The Florida Capitol complex in Tallahassee is pictured

On Friday's Roundup, we discussed the parental consent bill that requires parents of minor girls seeking an abortion to approve of the abortion before a doctor can perform it. Also, lawmakers in Tallahassee are considering a bill that would establish a statewide Office of Resiliency, along with a statewide Sea Level Rise Task Force.

Joining us to discuss the abortion bill were:

 

  • State Senator Dennis Baxley (R - District 12) has been a long opponent of abortion. He is a co-sponsor of one of the bills that would require Florida parents to give their okay before their daughter gets an abortion.
  • Rep. Anna Eskamani (D- District 47), who was the senior director for Planned Parenthood in Central and Southwest Florida before being elected to the Florida House.
  • Alexandra Glorioso,Politico,also commentedon the different views of the bill.

Sea Level Rise

 

State Rep. Cyndi Stevenson (R- St. Augustine) is the sponsor the Sea Level Rise Task Force. She joined us along with Susan Glickman, Florida Director, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy. They addressed the impact of sea level rise in Florida.

Amanda Brannon can be reached atnewsteam@wjct.org , 904-358-6317.

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