abortions

In a major victory for abortion opponents, the Florida Senate on Thursday passed a bill that would require parental consent before minors could have abortions.

Clinics that take federal Title X family planning funding are adjusting to a new set of rules that limit what health care providers can say to their patients about abortion.

Florida women seeking an abortion will now have to wait 24 hours and make a separate trip to their physician.  This comes after an appeals court overturned a ruling putting the law on hold.

The Florida Legislature is moving forward with a bill that could restrict abortion access. But similar measures have been struck down in other states.

Planned Parenthood Asks Justices To Take Up Property Dispute

Sep 17, 2015
Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida

Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida has asked the state Supreme Court to take up a property dispute that led to a decision preventing abortions from being performed at an Osceola County facility.

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The fallout from sting videos targeting Planned Parenthood is growing in Florida. Gov. Rick Scott ordered the Agency for Health Care Administration to inspect the 16 Planned Parenthood clinics in Florida, and three of the clinics were cited for performing second trimester abortions when only licensed for first trimester abortions. Another was cited for not following procedures labeling fetal tissue.  Health News Florida reporter Abe Aboraya spoke with WMFE's All Things Considered host Crystal Chavez.

CRYSTAL: So where are these clinics that were cited?

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Abortions are still being performed at Planned Parenthood’s Kissimmee location, but that may not be the case for much longer. 

Planned Parenthood on Monday asked an appeals court to reconsider its decision and allow abortions to continue in its Kissimmee clinic.

A three-judge panel ruled late last month that abortions must stop while a lower court case continues.

A judge granted a temporary injunction last year barring abortions at the site across from a Kissimmee hospital.

The Florida House unanimously passed a bill that requires emergency medical care for infants born during botched abortions, the Herald/Times Tallahassee Bureau reports. The measure, sponsored by emergency room doctor state Rep. Cary Pigman, R-Avon Park, still has to pass in the full Senate. Gov. Rick Scott supports the bill.