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Florida, Coming Off The Most Anti-Choice Legislative Session Ever, Starts Again

Robin Marty

Three new bills to restrict abortion are being proposed in the Florida legislature.

Last year, it seemed like the state of Florida passed nearly every abortion restriction legislators could think of.  But apparently a few got left off the docket.

Now, lawmakers are preparing to fix that.

Via the Orlando Sentinel:

[T]he House Health & Human Services Access Subcommittee meets at 2 p.m. to consider three anti-abortion bills. One (HB 277 by Rep. Rachael Burgin, R-Tampa) would prohibit any abortions once the fetus has “attained viability,” require additional training for abortion clinics, that they be owned and operated by doctors, and any abortions provided after “viability” be done in a hospital. Another (HB 839) by Rep. Daniel Davis, R-Jacksonville, would ban all abortions after 20 weeks. A third (HB 1327) by Rep. Scott Plakon, R-Longwood, would be called the “Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass Prenatal Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity for Life Act” and would ban abortions performed because of a “child’s sex or race.”

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