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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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Florida Lawmakers File Anti-Gun Violence Legislation

Bold-lettered signs that read, “Stand up to the NRA”, “No NRA Money” and “Disarm Hate” floated above a crowd of Democratic legislators on the capitol’s fourth-floor rotunda on Tuesday. In a gun violence prevention press conference, freshman legislators unveiled proposed gun legislation for the upcoming session. It was organized in …

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Five Questions For Nikki Fried

Fried is an attorney from Fort Lauderdale who was a student-body president at the University of Florida and a lobbyist on medical-marijuana issues. The News Service caught up with Fried on Friday.

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