Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a law Tuesday requiring parents or legal guardians to consent before a minor can obtain an abortion.
The bill, SB 404, requires that a parent or guardian 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 law comes only a day after the United States Supreme Court ruled against a pro-life Louisiana law requiring that abortion doctors have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. (RELATED: SCOTUS Abortion Ruling Becomes Election Rallying Cry For Conservatives)
Today, @GovRonDeSantis signed SB 404, which requires parental consent for a minor to obtain an abortion. Today is a win for Florida families. #empowerthefamily @kellistargel @SBAList @FLPolicyInsider @AbbyJohnson @FlaCathBps pic.twitter.com/Oloa2nHLTf
— Erin Grall (@ErinGrall) June 30, 2020
The legislation was pushed by two female Republican lawmakers: state Sen. Kelli Stargel and state Rep. Erin Grall. (RELATED: ANALYSIS: Infanticide Is A Real Issue, Despite Establishment Media Narrative)
“Today is a win for Florida families,” Grall tweeted Tuesday.
“We are grateful to Governor DeSantis for swiftly signing into law crucial protections for young