Abortion Restrictions Pass House Panel After DebateAfter a passionate debate, a House panel on Tuesday approved a wide-ranging bill that would place more regulations on abortion clinics and address issues such as the sale or donation of fetal tissue.
More Abortion Restrictions Advancing In Florida LegislatureAnti-abortion forces in the Florida Legislature are advancing a handful of bills they say are aimed at protecting the health of women, but that opponents say aim to deny access to abortions.
Planned Parenthood Protest Postponed After Colorado ShootingsA conservative Florida group has postponed a rally to protest government funding for Planned Parenthood following a shooting spree at a clinic in Colorado.
Abortion Foe Wants Scott To Take Tougher StandThe Florida Family Policy Council on Thursday called for Gov. Rick Scott to take further action against the state's 16 Planned Parenthood abortion clinics, saying it's a matter of moral leadership.
Group Wants State To Stop Funding Planned ParenthoodThe conservative group Florida Family Policy Council has called on Governor Rick Scott to end state funding for Planned Parenthood.
Scott Signs Controversial Adoption BillGov. Rick Scott on Thursday signed 48 bills, including a measure sure to earn him some political heartburn.
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.
Adoption 'Conscience Protection' Tabled In SenateAfter nearly two hours of debate, a Senate committee Monday voted to table a controversial House bill that would allow private adoption agencies to refuse to place children with same-sex couples.
Transgender Bathroom Bill Moves Forward In HouseA bill that would ban transgender Floridians from using single-sex bathrooms that don't match the gender of their birth passed a second House committee Tuesday, following hours of debate.
House Panel Backs Abortion Waiting PeriodA 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.
LGBT Floridians Hope For Progress Despite Election LossesThe 2014 election wasn't a good one for Florida's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
Scott Keeps Distance From Gay Marriage FightWith the gubernatorial race in full swing, Florida Governor Rick Scott is keeping his distance from the topic of gay marriage considered one of the country's thorniest issues.
"Inspirational Message" Bill Headed For Final Vote In HouseA House bill which would allow ‘inspirational messages’ in public schools has cleared its last major hurdle and is headed for a for a final vote.
Debate Could Be Key Moment In Fla. PrimaryWith poll results showing each of them surging at different points of the week and with the enormous stakes of Tuesday's Florida presidential primary, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney face different challenges as each takes the stage for Thursday night’s debate in Jacksonville.