'Fetal Heartbeat' Bill Filed For 2020 Florida Legislative SessionState Rep. Mike Hill, R-Pensacola, will make a renewed attempt during the 2020 legislative session to pass a “fetal heartbeat” bill that would dramatically limit abortions in Florida.
Renewed Attempt To Require Parental Consent Before Minors Can Have Abortions In FloridaAfter the idea passed the House in April but stalled in the Senate, a Republican lawmaker Tuesday began a renewed attempt to require parental consent before minors can have abortions in Florida.
Appeals Court To Hear Abortion Waiting Period CaseThe 1st District Court of Appeal has agreed to hear arguments in a battle about the constitutionality of a 2015 state law that would require women to wait 24 hours before having abortions, according to an online docket.
Planned Parenthood Seeks Injunction After Abortion AllegationsPlanned Parenthood is asking a judge for an emergency ruling after allegations three of their Florida clinics were performing second- trimester abortions without proper licensing.
Judge Blocks Florida's 24-hour Abortion Waiting PeriodA Florida judge blocked a 24-hour waiting period for abortions amid a controversial legal battle.
Florida Abortions Dip, But Not As High As Other StatesBetween 2010 and 2014, Florida has seen the number of abortions performed in the state drop by 10 percent. However, that is still less than in other Republican-led states that have more aggressive restrictions on the procedure.
Controversial Abortion Waiting Period Bill Moves Forward In HouseHouse members approved a controversial bill that would make women wait 24 hours before getting an abortion.
Doctors Could Face New Requirement For Performing AbortionsDoctors 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.
Fla. House Passes Ban On Abortions Based On Gender Or RaceThe Florida House of Representatives has passed a new bill that bans abortions in the state that are based on an unborn child's gender or race.
Fla. Abortion Battle Re-Emerges As House Bills AdvanceThe state’s abortion battle was back in the spotlight as a House panel approved bills that would block abortions after 20 weeks, require 24-hour waiting periods and target abortions that might be motivated by the race or gender of the fetus.
New Laws Set To Go On SaturdayFrom guns to abortions, a bevy of new state laws are set to take effect Saturday.