Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a law on Tuesday requiring parents or legal guardians to consent before a minor can obtain an abortion.
The bill, SB 404, requires a parent or guardian to consent before a minor can obtain an abortion and increases penalties for abortion providers who refuse to comply with Florida’s requirement to care for babies born alive in botched abortions.
The pro-life bill comes only a day after the United States Supreme Court ruled against a Louisiana law requiring that abortion doctors have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.
The legislation was pushed by two Republican lawmakers: state Sen. Kelli Stargel and state Rep. Erin Grall.
“Today is a win for Florida families,” Grall tweeted Tuesday.
Today, @GovRonDeSantis signed SB 404, which requires parental consent for a minor to obtain an abortion. Today is a