State Legislators To Vote On Abortion Bills

TALLAHASSEE – (CBS4) – A bill that would require women to view an ultrasound of their fetus or hear descriptions about them before getting an abortion is making its way through the Florida House.

It’s one of two controversial bills making its way through the state legislature. The second bill would make it more difficult for women under 18 to gain access to court waivers from a law requiring parental notification prior to an abortion.

One of the provisions of the proposed bill would require a judge to take into consideration a minor’s maturity and would require a girl to go to a nearby court in the circuit instead of the appellate district.

Women could opt out of seeing or hearing about the ultrasound, however, they would still have to pay for the ultrasound procedure.

The Florida Senate approved the two bills Wednesday and a final vote is expected Thursday.

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  • MiamiMex

    Please make abortion easier.

    Yes, I know abortion is not ideal, but it is better than babies who grow up to take drugs and hurt others.

    It is the one thing we should spend more on.

    There are too many uncared for children in the world.

    • Mad Cougar

      I couldn’t agree more… too many unwanted babies suffering and clogging the welfare system, with parents that neglect and abuse them… If I was to have an abortion, no freaking ultrasound would stop me from it though… kid can be doing the Michigan frog sing and dance for all I would care, but there is no way I’m going to allow anyone to force me or coerce me into a pregnancy! (never had an abortion in my life, but at my age I would not start again after raising a 17 year old – and I had my son at a very young age)

  • TwanTru

    If a teenager gets pregnant she should be encouraged to have an abortion.

    A child can’t raise a baby. So you get another criminal. It is very sad and it is worth having an abortion to avoid the extreme pain caused by teen pregnancy.

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