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Abortion Waiting Period Bill Moves Forward In Fla. Senate

A bill which would require women to wait 24 hours before getting an abortion moved forward in the Senate.

04/23/2015

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House Passes Abortion Waiting Period Bill

With the Senate also poised to take up the issue, the Florida House on Wednesday approved a bill that would require 24-hour waiting periods before women can have abortions.

04/22/2015

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Abortion Waiting Period Bill Heads For Senate Vote

After approving a limited exemption for victims of rape, incest, domestic violence or human trafficking, a Senate committee Monday supported a bill that would require women to wait 24 hours before receiving abortions.

04/21/2015

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New Restrictions On Abortion Could Pass In State Legislature

The Florida Legislature is considering several measures, all new, which would restrict abortions.

03/30/2015

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House Panel Backs Abortion Waiting Period

A House panel Thursday plunged into the legislative session’s first abortion debate, approving a measure that would require a 24-hour waiting period before women could terminate pregnancies.

03/12/2015

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Doctors Could Face New Requirement For Performing Abortions

Doctors who perform abortions could be facing a new requirement after a Northwest Florida lawmaker filed a proposal Monday that would require them to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.

12/29/2014

MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 20: A customer picks out a smoking tip for her electronic cigarette at the Vapor Shark store on February 20, 2014 in Miami, Florida. As the popularity of E- cigarettes continue to grow, leading U.S. tobacco companies such as Altria Group Inc. the maker of Marlboro cigarettes are annoucing plans to launch their own e-cigarettes as they start to pose a small but growing competitive threat to traditional smokes. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Florida GI Bill, E-Cigarette Ban, Among New Laws July 1

On Tuesday, the state’s record-setting, $77 billion election-year budget goes into effect, along with 157 other bills approved by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Rick Scott.

06/26/2014

DAVIE, FL - MARCH 28:  Florida Governor Rick Scott speaks to the media as he attends the ribbon cutting for the opening of a I-595 Express Project on March 28, 2014 in Davie, Florida. The Governor finds himself dogged by questions about recent resignations by one of his top fundraisers, Mike Fernandez, as well as Gonzalo Sanabria, a longtime Miami-Dade Expressway Authority board member, who is reported to have resigned Thursday from his post to protest the disparaging and disrespectful treatment of Mike Fernandez, the former co-finance chairman of Gov. Rick Scotts campaign."  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Immigrant Tuition, Abortion Bills Sent To Scott

After drawing heavy debate during the spring legislative session, a measure is now on Gov. Rick Scott’s desk that would allow undocumented-immigrant students to pay in-state tuition rates at Florida colleges and universities.

06/05/2014

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Florida House Passes Abortion Measure

A measure that would prohibit abortions after the viability of the fetus has been determined has passed the Florida House.

04/11/2014

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Controversial Abortion Restriction Bill Moving Forward

Florida lawmakers are moving forward with a controversial proposal that would place additional restrictions on abortions, largely barring the procedures if doctors determine that fetuses have reached viability.

04/08/2014

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