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February 8, 2022

Emotional testimony flowed at a packed Capitol committee meeting today for discussion of a bill to restrict discussion of sexual orientation or gender identify in early public school grades. Tom Flanigan reports.

A bill that would ban abortions after 15 weeks is quickly advancing through the Florida state legislature. Health News Florida’s Cathy Carter speaks with Kris Lawler [Law - lehr] of a reproductive rights advocacy group called the Tampa Bay Abortion Fund about who they say will be most affected if the measure becomes law.

Florida lawmakers are trying to reduce the number of bad outcomes between people with disabilities and law enforcement. Not all disabilities can be seen. Some lawmakers have pitched the idea of creating a special needs registry so that law enforcement will be better informed when responding to calls, but as Lynn Hatter reports, the registry idea is plagued by concerns around privacy, consent, and the potential to be labeled a criminal when a person has done nothing wrong.