Rep. Amy Mercado

Lawmakers Look To Ban Abortion Procedure

Feb 15, 2018
Shawn Mulcahy / WFSU

The Florida Legislature is looking to impose new restrictions on abortion. A measure that would ban a common procedure passed a divided House committee Thursday.

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The Florida House is forging ahead with a measure funneling millions of dollars to a pregnancy support organization that opposes abortion.  The move could sideline Planned Parenthood.

Rep. Scott Plakon (R-Longwood)
Mark Foley via FL House website

The Florida House has approved a measure taking away union bargaining rights if less than half its members pay dues.  The bill’s Republican sponsor Scott Plakon of Longwood says it’s unfair for as little as 5 percent of workers to decide for everyone.