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Florida On Path To Require Anyone Under 18 To Obtain Parent’s Permission For Abortions

The Senate is expected to vote on the measure next week. If the House approves it as expected in coming weeks – the governor already said he will sign it into law – Florida would become the 27th state to impose parental consent legislation for abortions.

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Bills Would Prohibit Florida Abortions After Fetal Heartbeat

A pair of controversial bills introduced in the Florida Legislature aim to ban women from attaining an abortion when a fetus’ heartbeat is detected. The “heartbeat bill,” as it is commonly known, seeks to ban abortions at the time when a fetus' heartbeat can be detected with a vaginal ultrasound. That can be as early as 5 1/2 to 6 weeks after gestation.

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