pregnancy support services

Gov. Rick Scott's Office

Gov. Rick Scott on Monday signed 30 bills into law, including a measure that could make more permanent a controversial pregnancy “support services” program and a bill that calls for placing a statue of civil-rights leader and educator Mary McLeod Bethune in the U.S. Capitol.

Lawmakers Poised To Pass 'Pregnancy Support' Measure

Feb 8, 2018
WMFE

The Florida Legislature for more than a decade earmarked funding in the state budget for “pregnancy support services.”

With only one committee hearing, a bill seeking to regulate Florida’s pregnancy crisis centers is now heading to the House floor. But, pro-choice advocates are not happy about a provision that directs the state to only contract with providers that “promote and support childbirth.”

A revived bill that wades into the abortion debate has passed its first Florida Senate Committee, but not without opposition.

`Pregnancy Support Services' Bill Divides Senators

Nov 8, 2017
Florida Legislature
Florida House of Representatives

A Senate panel on Tuesday narrowly approved a bill that would place into law a program that seeks to dissuade women from having abortions.