A bill which would require women to wait 24 hours before getting an abortion moved forward in the Senate.
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.
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.
The Florida Legislature is considering several measures, all new, which would restrict abortions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A measure that would prohibit abortions after the viability of the fetus has been determined has passed the Florida House.
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.