Abortion- Parental Consent

Session Year: 
Bill Category: 
Senator Stargel and Representative Grall
Legislative Category: 
Both House Senate
Details and Updates: 
  • February 20, 2020- passed the House-  Representative Valdez- a Catholic says she is Pro-Life yet voted against this bill.  
  • February 6th, 2020 - passed the Senate   News Article highlighting Senator Stargel
  • January 22, 2020- Passed 3rd Senate Committee  Next step Senate Floor for discussion and vote!  (SINCE THE BILL PASSED ALL THREE HOUSE COMMITTEES LAST YEAR IT WILL BE VOTED ON THE HOUSE FLOOR NOW THAT THE BILL PASSED ALL 3 SENATE COMMITTEES)   
  • January 20.2020- Action Alert to the Rules Committee meeting on the 22nd. 
  • January 15, 2020- Passed Judicial Committee  
  • January 13, 2020- Sent out Action Alert- Thanking Senator Stagel for sponsoring the bill and asking other Judicial committee members to vote yes.  Action Alert
  • December 10- Went to Tallahassee and spoke at the committee meeting.  Very many pro-life people there making excellent points.  Passed this committee; 6-3 party line votes.  Very sad those who voted against this bill don't understand the importance of parental involvement in such a monumental decision.  Praying to have this heard at the next committee.  Will write the chairman in 2020. 
  • December 5- Mailchimp Campaign
  • Meeting on December 10th, 2019 Back in the Health Policy Committee...  WE NEED SENATORS CRUZ AND ROUSON TO  STOP STALLING AND VOTE YES. 
  • November 12, 2019 Senate Health and Policy to hear bill- Democrats stalled with amendments so time ran out NO VOTE.  Very disappointing- Senators Cruz and Rouson has several minor amendments that contributed to lack of time for the vote. 
  • November 10, 2019 Action Alert to Senate committee

      News article: Parental consent for abortion bill teed up in Florida Senate
October update:  We need it to be heard in 2 more House committees and in the Senate. 
October 22, 2019  House Passed in Health and Human Services Committee 
October 20, 2019- Action Alert  
October 8, 2019  Senate:  Parental Consent for Abortion: Creating the "Parental Consent for Abortion Act"; prohibiting a physician from performing an abortion on a minor unless the physician has been presented with consent from the minor’s parent or guardian, as appropriate; providing an exception for a medical emergency; authorizing a minor to petition any circuit court in which the minor resides for a waiver of consent required to obtain an abortion, etc.

Effective Date: 07/01/2020

"Standards that relate to children's health care should apply especially in the context of abortion, which critically affects the lives of two children," said Ingrid Delgado, FCCB associate director for social concerns/respect life. "Abortion entails an irreversible decision that is life altering for the pregnant child and life ending for the child in the womb."

"If abortion is healthcare and safe, then why would anyone oppose this bill?"-  Teresa Miller