Every Floridian, including young Floridians, deserve autonomy in reproductive health care decisions. On Wednesday, the entire Florida House of Representatives will be voting on a law aimed at compromising just that, by adding indefensible barriers for young women needing access to abortion.
Florida’s fake clinics are generally not licensed medical providers even though they try to appear like it, and they have a long history of deceiving women and endangering their health. Now, we’re fighting back to raise awareness and end taxpayer funding for these anti-abortion fake clinics.
The Progress Florida team is heading to the State Capitol next week to deliver petitions to Gov. Rick Scott and the Secretary of the Florida Dept. of Health (DOH).
For shame! Last month, the Trump administration proposed an appalling “gag rule” that would make it harder for low-income women to access primary and preventive care provided by health care providers participating in the Family Planning safety net program (often referred to as “Title X.”)
HB 19 is yet another lie waiting to be turned into yet another unnecessary law undermining women’s reproductive rights. HB 19 singles out doctors who perform abortions, subverting existing medical malpractice law, and interfering in personal medical decisions. It needs to be stopped.
For too long, Florida policymakers have enacted obstacle after obstacle to prevent women from exercising their reproductive rights. Whether it’s arbitrarily contrived waiting periods, burdensome requirements on abortion clinics, patients and their doctors, or efforts to defund organizations that provide abortion care, enough is enough.