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Politics Florida governor signs abortion bill requiring parental consent for minors

01:30  01 july  2020
01:30  01 july  2020 Source:   thehill.com

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The Florida legislature passed a state bill requiring pregnant minors to get consent from a parent or legal guardian for an abortion , sending the bill to the governor 's desk.

The governor of Florida is expected to sign a bill requiring parental consent for minors to get abortions . The Florida state House voted 75-43 Thursday to pass the Republican-backed Senate Bill 404, a bill that requires minors to obtain permission from their parents before getting an

Florida Gov. Ron De Santis (R) on Tuesday signed a bill that requires anyone under 18 to receive parental consent for abortions.

a group of people walking down a street next to tall buildings: Florida governor signs abortion bill requiring parental consent for minors © Getty Images Florida governor signs abortion bill requiring parental consent for minors

The bill, which was passed by the legislature earlier this year and goes into effect on July 1, would prohibit doctors from performing the procedure on minors unless they first get a notarized letter from a parent or guardian. Under previous law, people under the age of 18 needed to inform a parent or legal guardian before undergoing the procedure.

Doctors who perform abortions without parental consent will face third-degree felony penalties.

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The Florida legislature passed a state bill requiring pregnant minors to get consent from a parent or legal # abortion #rights Requiring parental consent for abortion is a step from final passage in Ron DeSantis will sign it into law, as he promised in his State of the State speech last month.

A bill that would require parental consent for minors to obtain abortions is moving again through the Florida Legislature, fast-tracked by a House committee for a floor debate though it may face more roadblocks clearing the Senate. The bill — HB 265 — would add a requirement that minors must

A minor is able to petition their corresponding circuit court and receive a judicial waiver of parental consent.

"Parents need to know what's going on with their kids while they're a minor living in the house," Sen. Kelli Stargel (R), the lawmaker who introduced the bill, told WUFT.

Planned Parenthood of Florida said that the law passed Tuesday could put minors experiencing abuse in danger.

"Even as other states like Massachusetts and Illinois are realizing the damage these forced parental consent laws are doing and working to reverse them, Florida is moving full speed to endanger young people who, in many cases, have experienced abuse at the hands of their own parents or guardians," the organization said in a statement.

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