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Florida abortion rights advocates are weighing whether to challenge a new law on abortion signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis. It requires minors to get their parent or guardian's consent before ending their pregnancy.

Deciding whether to challenge Florida's new law isn't easy. Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates Legislative Affairs Manager Laura Hernandez says the group is concerned about what happens if they sue, and end up losing the case:

Gov. DeSantis Signs Controversial Abortion Parental Consent Bill

Jun 30, 2020
Gov. Ron DeSantis at the podium
NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA

Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a controversial bill Tuesday requiring underage girls to obtain consent from a parent before they can have an abortion, lauded as one of his legislative goals during the election year.

Gov. DeSantis Signs Controversial Abortion Parental Consent Bill

Jun 30, 2020
Gov. Ron DeSantis at the podium
NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA

Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a controversial bill Tuesday requiring underage girls to obtain consent from a parent before they can have an abortion, lauded as one of his legislative goals during the election year.

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Proponents and critics reacted strongly to the Florida Legislature’s passage of a measure that will require minors seeking an abortion to get their parents' approval.

Florida Legislature Passes Bill Requiring Minors To Get Parental Consent For Abortions

Feb 20, 2020
NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA

Minors who seek abortions would be required to obtain parental consent or convince judges to waive the requirement under a bill that received final legislative approval Thursday and has the support of Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Parental Rights Proposal Causes Clashes

Feb 18, 2020

A proposed law that would establish parents’ authority to have more direct control over their children’s education and health care was approved by a Senate panel on Monday.

After Senate approval of the controversial proposal, the House this week will take up a plan that would require parental consent before minors could have abortions.

Midpoints can carry a split sensation of dread and relief.

In a major victory for abortion opponents, the Florida Senate on Thursday passed a bill that would require parental consent before minors could have abortions.

Florida Senate building
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Florida’s Legislature is close to approving a bill requiring girls under 18 to obtain permission for an abortion from a parent. Passage would be a political win for Gov. Ron DeSantis, who had pushed for the measure, during an election year when Republicans hope to deliver the state to President Donald Trump.

Senate Poised To Take Up Parental Consent

Jan 29, 2020

Moving quickly on the controversial issue, the Senate is expected Wednesday to take up a proposal that would require parental consent before minors could have abortions. 

Death Penalty Ruling Caps Busy Week For Florida Supreme Court, Legislature

Jan 25, 2020

Week two of the 2020 legislative session is in the books.

But bigger news was made this week at the Florida Supreme Court than at the building across the street, a Capitol chock full of lawmakers who are starting to develop session intrigue.

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.

Parental Consent Bill Advances In Senate On Roe V. Wade Anniversary

Jan 22, 2020
Kelli Stargel, R-Lakeland
NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA

A Senate panel on Wednesday split along party lines as Republicans pushed through a bill that would require teenage girls to get consent from their parents before having abortions.

A day after Gov. Ron DeSantis endorsed the issue in his State of the State address, Republican lawmakers Wednesday continued moving forward with a proposal that would require parental consent before minors could have abortions. 

Florida Abortion Bill Would Require Minors To Obtain Consent

Apr 8, 2019

Stephanie Loraine Piñeiro was 17 when she discovered she was pregnant for the second time. 

She says her parents were livid about her first pregnancy a year earlier, though she never dared tell them she was raped. Her father took her to a clinic for an abortion. On the way home, she says, he threw birth control pills from the clinic out of the car window and ordered her to abstain. 

Parental Consent Bill Advances In The Florida House

Mar 22, 2019

A bill (HB 1335) requiring minors to get a parent’s consent for abortions passed a House committee this week. The debate was mostly civil, but some audience members had to be escorted out.

Florida law says parents have to be notified when their daughters seek abortions. Under the proposal, parents would have to give their permission.

The House Health Quality Subcommittee heard from a string of women who’ve had abortions, but who have differing opinions about the bill.