By Jan Halisky, Florida Right to Life Vice-President for Legislative Affairs The Florida Legislative Session just ended on May 3rd, and we thought you would like to have a summary of the results from a pro-life perspective. We want to thank everyone who contacted legislators during the session. We were told that communications from pro-lifers …Continue reading "2019 Florida Right to Life Legislative Summary"
By Gayle Irwin Two years ago, Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida warned that it would have to close a facility if a change passed by Congress and signed by Donald Trump were to go into effect, stripping them of Title X Family Planning Funding. Located in the rural and impoverished town of Immokalee, …Continue reading "Florida Pregnancy Center Sees Uptick in Babies Born After Planned Parenthood Closes Its Doors"
By Dave Andrusko Florida moved one step closer Wednesday to replacing its parental notice law with a law that would require parental consent for girls under 18 wishing to abort. By a vote of 69-44, the House approved HB 1335 after three hours of debate. SB 1774, an identical parallel measure, is being considered in …Continue reading "Florida House passed parental consent bill, 69-44"
By Jan Halisky, Florida Right to Life, Vice-President for Legislative Affairs In the upcoming Florida Legislative session (to commence March 5), State Senator Joe Gruters has sponsored SB-558, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. This bill is supported by Florida Right to Life. (A federal version of it was advocated in the State of the …Continue reading "Florida Right to Life Legislative Alert ! Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act."
Florida Right to Life, (FRTL) the state’s oldest and largest single-issue organization is beyond thrilled about Tuesday’s victories for life. Governor Rick Scott took on long time pro-abortion incumbent Senator Bill Nelson and shocked the nation with his stunning victory. Nelson is extreme in his support for radical abortion procedures and opposed the confirmation …Continue reading "Florida Right to Life celebrates pro-life victories, and congratulates Senator-Elect Rick Scott and Governor-Elect Ron DeSantis"
Bill Nelson even supports brutal partial-birth abortions. By Karen Cross, National Right to Life Political Director Pro-life Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) is challenging radical incumbent pro-abortion Senator Bill Nelson (D) in one of the most competitive Senate races in 2018. The outcome could determine whether the Senate continues to be led by pro-life Republicans. …Continue reading "2018 Florida Senate: Vote for pro-life Rick Scott"
By Dave Andrusko By an overwhelming 72-42 margin, Florida’s House of Representatives Thursday approved HB1429, a bill which would outlaw the savage procedure of killing a living unborn child by ripping and tearing the baby apart limb by limb. The ban on dismemberment abortions was passed almost exclusively along party lines with all but three …Continue reading "Florida House passes ban on Dismemberment Abortions 72-42"
By Florida Right to Life In a stunning victory for life, our elderly, sick and vulnerable were saved from a dangerous piece of legislation called Physicians Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST). Our legislative team led by attorney Jan Halisky kept the committee members informed about this life-ending legislation. Wednesday afternoon, Sen. Jeff Brandes, presented …Continue reading "Dangerous pro-euthanasia bill pulled by Florida State Senator"
By Florida Right to Life Yesterday, in another case of judicial overreach, Circuit Judge Terry Lewis permanently blocked the enforcement of a common sense law that provided for a 24 hour waiting period before a woman undergoes a surgical procedure that ends the life of a baby. Abortion can have severe ramifications for girls or …Continue reading "In another case of judicial activism, Judge blocks Florida’s 24 Hour Waiting Period!"
By Dave Andrusko In the latest phase of a lengthy and convoluted legal battle, Leon County Circuit Judge Terry Lewis ruled today that HB633, signed into law by pro-life Florida Gov. Rick Scott in June 2015 is unconstitutional and permanently blocked enforcement of the law. In Judge Lewis’s view, requiring a pregnant woman to meet …Continue reading "Circuit Court Judge says Florida’s 24-hour waiting requirement to have an abortion is unconstitutional"
By Dave Andrusko Another round of arguments took place Tuesday in the courtroom of Leon County Circuit Judge Terry Lewis in an ongoing fight over Florida’s HB633, signed into law by pro-life Gov. Rick Scott in June 2015. The state asked Judge Lewis to order a trial on the merits of HB633, a law that …Continue reading "Judge hears plaintiffs and state spar over challenge to Florida’s 24-hour waiting requirement"
By Dave Andrusko When the state of Florida filed its brief defending its 24-hour waiting period for abortion-minded women, it asked Leon County Circuit Judge Terry Lewis for more time to develop its case why HB 633 meets constitutional muster. Yesterday Judge Lewis granted Deputy Solicitor General Denise Harle’s request–an additional sixty days–but if media …Continue reading "Florida judge gives state 60 more days to make case defending 24 hour waiting period"