STATE BILL- Restrict Abortions to 20 weeks

Session Year: 
2021
Bill Category: 
State
Sponsor: 
House- Gregory; Senate- Rodriguez
Legislative Category: 
Both House Senate
Recommendation: 
Support
Outcome: 
Not put on Calendar
Details and Updates: 

3/2/21 9:21 PM  HOUSE:  Last Event: 1st Reading on Tuesday, Now in Professions & Public Health Subcommittee

3/2/2021    Senate  Introduced -SJ 90


3/23/21 Mailchimp Action Alert

Why isn't this bill a priority?  We have a conservative house, senate and governor yet prolife bills are gathering dust.

Talking points to start the conversation- Many of you ran as prolife candidates,  yet in 3 years the only bill that has passed is the Parental Consent last year.  Why isn't this bill a priority? Please tell the committee chairperson you are making it a priority... give the go ahead to place it on the committee agenda.


March 9th,  Need to have this bill schedule on committee agenda's. Please ask these Representatives and Senates to have this bill schedule on their perspective committee agendas.  We want it passed this session.

 

House Professional and Public Health Subcommittee

alex.andrade@myfloridahouse.gov
kristen.arrington@myfloridahouse.gov
anna.eskamani@myfloridahouse.gov
juan.fernandez-barquin@myfloridahouse.gov
sam.garrison@myfloridahouse.gov
mike.gottlieb@myfloridahouse.gov
sam.killebrew@myfloridahouse.gov
randy.maggard@myfloridahouse.gov
patt.maney@myfloridahouse.gov
stan.mcclain@myfloridahouse.gov
michele.rayner@myfloridahouse.gov
alex.rizo@myfloridahouse.gov
will.robinson@myfloridahouse.gov
bob.rommel@myfloridahouse.gov
tyler.sirois@myfloridahouse.gov
Kelly.Skidmore@myfloridahouse.gov
carlos.smith@myfloridahouse.gov
kaylee.tuck@myfloridahouse.gov

Senate Health Policy - 

Chair:Senator Manny Diaz, Jr. (R)
Vice Chair:Senator Jason Brodeur (R)
Senator Ben Albritton (R)
Senator Dennis Baxley (R)
Senator Aaron Bean (R)
Senator Lauren Book (D)
Senator Janet Cruz (D)
Senator Gary M. Farmer, Jr. (D)
Senator Ileana Garcia (R)
Senator Shevrin D. "Shev" Jones (D)

...FEB. 22, 2021  Action Alert - A bill must pass three committees to be voted on by the entire House or Senate therefore we need to have these bills scheduled on committee calendars to be discussed, voted in each committee then vote is taken to the 'floor' (entire House or Senate) for a full vote.

ACTION: Send personalized messages to each these chairs or call 
  • Ask these committee chairs to schedule the bill on their committee calendar 
  • All are Republicans and should be open to scheduling this bill

House: B 351 

  1. Chair of Prof. & Public Health Sub.- Has to go through this committee first
    Rep. Will Robinson 850-717-5071
    Will.Robinson@myfloridahouse.gov  
  2. Chair of Appropriation 
    Rep. Jay Trumbull 850-717-5006
    jay.trumbull@myfloridahouse.gov  
  3. Chair of Health and Human Services 
    Rep. Colleen Burton 850-717-5040   
    colleen.burton@myfloridahouse.gov   

Senate: SB 744 

  1. Chair of Heath Policy 
    Senator Manny Diaz  850-487-5036  
    diaz.manny@flsenate.gov 
  2.  Chair of Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services 
    Senator Aaron Bean 850-487-5004
    bean.aaron.web@flsenate.gov
  3. Chair of Committee on Appropriations 
    Senator Kelli Stargel 850-487-5022 
    stargel.kelli.web@flsenate.gov

OR  Cut and paste:

House: Please put HB 351 on committee calendar.

Thank you.

Will.Robinson@myfloridahouse.gov 
jay.trumbull@myfloridahouse.gov
colleen.burton@myfloridahouse.gov

Senate:  Please put SB 744 on committee calendar

diaz.manny@flsenate.gov 
bean.aaron.web@flsenate.gov
stargel.kelli.web@flsenate.gov   

20 weeks: Interesting fact...If you're carrying a girl, your baby's uterus is fully formed this week and the vaginal canal is starting its development; in a few decades, you might be a grandma! STILL A BABY RIGHT!!

24 weeks is actually 6 months pregnant only 3 months till birth. That beautiful face, though still tiny, is almost fully formed, complete with eyelashes, eyebrows and hair.  Many babies live born at 24 weeks!!!

 

    Sample Note:

    Subject Support SB 744/HB 351  Restrict Abortions to 20 weeks

    Dear Senator _____ or Representative ______,

    As a supporter of SB 744/HB 351 I am requesting this bill be placed on the _________ Committee calendar schedule to be discussed and voted on.  It is my prayer and hope that this bill be passed early in this session. 

    At 24 weeks babies can live outside the womb.  I am against abortion and pray that one day all people will understand it is killing a baby. 
    Changing the timeframe from 24-20 would save many lives.  Please schedule it and vote yes. 

     If I can help in any way please do not hesitate to contact me via email.

    Sincerely,


    Also, you could email or call the bill sponsors or call to ask what the status of the bill and tell them you support it and want it to be heard in committee. 


    BILL DETAILS:

    B 351:  House:  Last Event: Now in Professions & Public Health Subcommittee on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 1:43 PM   
    Sponsors: Gregory (CO-SPONSORS) Barnaby; Beltran; Borrero; DiCeglie; Garrison; Giallombardo; Hage; Harding; Maggard; McClain; Roach; Sabatini; Smith, D.; Snyder

    Protection of a Pain-capable Unborn Child from Abortion: Prohibits abortion of unborn child capable of feeling pain; provides parameters for physicians in making certain determinations; requires physicians to report abortion information to DOH; provides criminal penalties & civil & criminal remedies; requires court ruling on protection of certain identifying information.

    SB 744: Last Action: 1/28/2021 Senate - Referred to Health Policy; Judiciary; Appropriations
    Senate:  Rodriguez ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Rodrigues ; Baxley

    Protection of a Pain-capable Unborn Child from Abortion; Citing this act as the “Florida Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act”; prohibiting the attempted or actual performance or induction of an abortion in certain circumstances; requiring physicians performing or inducing abortions to determine the probable gestational age of the unborn child; beginning on a specified date, requiring certain physicians to report specified information, including specified data, to the Department of Health; requiring courts to rule on the protection of certain identifying information in certain civil and criminal proceedings or actions, etc.


    2021 January 13th: First opportunity to participate in pro-life legislation for the 2021 Florida Session.
    Pro-Life Bill
    : This is the first of hopefully several bills to be introduced at the Florida Session.  There is not a bill number yet as it is in developmental process. Basically, this bill legal abortions from 24 to 20 weeks.  As many of you know legislation is often a slow process and our goal is to outlaw abortions but we often have to take small steps… to reach our goal.
    Goal: Let our Florida legislators know we want pro-life bills passed THIS SESSION!
    FLORIDA STANDS FOR LIFE INFORMATION

    Event: Working with the Florida Pro-life Coalition, Susan B. Anthony List is hosting a press conference/webinar.

    Task: You do will not be talking. Your support is shown by your presence on the call- no talking points this time.


    Call details:

    The Florida Pro-life Coalition will host a virtual press conference Wednesday to express support for the Florida Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, legislation to stop late-term abortion. The bill would stop abortion beyond five months, a point by which science proves unborn babies feel pain. Among states that report late-term abortion rates, Florida has the third-highest number across the United States.

    National and state pro-life activists will address the media by Zoom including Danielle Pickering, mother of Micah Pickering, born at five months gestation. The Pickering family has lobbied for federal legislation, known as “Micah’s Law,” to stop late-term abortions performed on babies who feel pain and even survive outside the womb.

    WHO:            

    • Hon. Marilyn Musgrave, VP of Government Affairs, Susan B. Anthony List
    • Danielle and Micah Pickering
    • Dr. David Prentice, VP & Research Director, Charlotte Lozier Institute
    • State Senator Ana Maria Rodriguez (R-39)
    • State Senator Ray Rodrigues (R-27)
    • State Representative Tommy Gregory (R-73)
    • State Representative David Borrero (R-105)
    • John Stemberger, President of Florida Family Policy Council
    • Ingrid Delgado, Associate Director for Social Concerns & Life at Florida Catholic Conference
    • Bill Bunkley, President of Florida Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, Inc.

    “A majority of Floridians, like most Americans, are horrified when they learn abortion is permitted beyond five months – a point by which science shows babies in the womb feel pain. Sadly, Florida is a major hub for these late-term abortions,” said SBA List VP of government affairs Marilyn Musgrave. “It is time for Florida law to reflect the will of its people who reject the tragedy of late-term abortion. SBA List is proud to stand with lawmakers, the Florida Family Policy Council, the Florida Catholic Conference, & the Florida Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission to educate Floridians on this important piece of legislation.”

    Twenty-three (23) states have already passed similar legislation to protect babies in the womb from abortions after five months, including Florida’s neighboring states like Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and South Carolina.

    A 2019 poll found that 76% of Floridians support legislation to stop late-term abortion.

    https://www.liveaction.org/news/florida-16-abortion-survivors-2015/

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