By Dave Andrusko If I learned anything over four decades, it is never a good idea to pre-judge where members of a court are by the questions they ask and their body language. That was the approach taken by some but by no means all the media Friday when writing about the Florida Supreme Court …Continue reading "Florida Supreme Court hears challenge to states protective law which does not allow abortions after 15 weeks"
By John Stemberger Editor’s note. This rebuttal appeared in the Tallahassee Democrat. John Stemberger is an Orlando lawyer who served on the 2017-18 Constitution Revision Commission, where he focused on Florida’s Privacy Amendment “Objection– Hearsay.” This is the best way to respond to the narrative laid out by Kathryn Varn in her article for the …Continue reading "The true origin of Florida’s privacy right"
By Liberty Counsel The Florida Supreme Court heard oral arguments today in Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida, et al., v. State of Florida, et al., regarding the 15-week abortion ban which prohibits all abortions after 15 weeks of gestation. On April 14, 2022, Governor Ron DeSantis signed HB 5, known as the “Reducing Fetal and …Continue reading "Florida Supreme Court Heard Oral Arguments in 15-Week Abortion Ban"
By Lynda Bell President, Florida Right to Life UPDATE: We are deeply encouraged and thank you for your response to this critical campaign! Please continue to educate . . . send this flyer to as many Floridians as possible. Florida Right to Life will continue to take action making sure this never gets on our …Continue reading "Stand Against the Radical Anti-Life Amendment in Florida! Join Florida Right to Life’s DECLINE TO SIGN Campaign"
By Dave Andrusko As we reported earlier, the Florida Supreme Court has set Sept. 8 as the date for oral arguments in the challenge to the state’s protective law prohibiting abortions after 15 weeks. “If the Supreme Court finds in the 15-week case that the privacy clause [in the state constitution] does not protect abortion rights, …Continue reading "The importance of Florida’s Heartbeat Protection Act"
By Lynda Bell, President, Florida Right to Life TALAHASSEE FL (July 2023) – Florida Right to Life is currently engaged in the toughest battle for life in recent history! Planned Parenthood and the ACLU have formed an alliance to introduce a radical anti-life amendment to change the Florida Constitution. If passed, this amendment would unravel …Continue reading "Stand Against the Radical Anti-Life Amendment in Florida! Join Florida Right to Life’s DECLINE TO SIGN Campaign"
By Dave Andrusko On Tuesday, the Florida House Health and Human Services Committee approved House Bill 265, a measure that would require parental consent before a minor girl under 18 could obtain an abortion. The vote was 12-5. As required by previous Supreme Court decisions, under HB 265, the minor girl would have the option …Continue reading "Florida House Committee passes parental consent measure,12-5"
Editor’s note. This appeared at The Florida Report August 7th. Those in Florida who oppose Sen. Lauren Book’s controversial measure are speaking out. On Wednesday, President of Florida Right to Life Lynda Bell responded to Book’s proposed bill calling for a constitutional amendment that would prohibit the Florida House of Representatives and Senate from voting …Continue reading "President of Florida Right to Life Responds to Sen. Lauren Book’s Bill That Would Block Legislative Votes on Abortion"
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."