The last day for a person to register or to update their party affiliation to be eligible to vote in the March 17, 2020, presidential preference primary is Tuesday, February 18. Need help making sure you're all set? Message us! ... See MoreSee Less
The Florida Presidential Preference Primary is 54 days away, it will be on March 17th. Escambia County Supervisor of Elections, David Stafford, said now is the time to register. WEAR. "Time is always your enemy when it comes to elections, first of all getting registered because there are deadlines,....
and then we're going to change the rules so you people can't put forth ANY MORE of your amendments because, ya know, we know best - no matter what thousands of you voted!
So now the whole situation is returned back to the status quo BEFORE the whole ballot initiative was voted upon by FL voters? JIM CROW at work within the FL legislature and on the FSC. No other explanation. Apparently, poor folk of color are supposed to know their place in the South and this is a reminder from their oppressors. No matter if the People of FL voted otherwise.
GOP= GANG OF PUTIN....PREDATORS, PROFITEERS, POLLUTERS.
The parental consent for abortion bill is heading to the Senate floor after passing its final committee today. Today also marks the 47th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. The irony is disheartening. ... See MoreSee Less
This legislation promotes the false idea that young people are not responsible enough to make decisions about their bodies, but they are responsible enough to become parents.
She probably fully supports the same girls having access to assault rifles ...
This is going to force young women to find another way. Catastrophic will follow this decision. Shame on you Kelli. You will have blood on your hands.
Republicans may they die out like the dinosaurs. Let’s vote them out!
meanwhile "Advocates for pregnant women inmates came to the state Capitol Tuesday to retell the traumatic story of Tammy Jackson, an inmate at the Broward County jail who was forced to give birth in an isolation cell. Jackson miraculously performed a seven-hour labor by herself without medical assistance or medication." This is "pro-life" or another assault on women - but let's start with the most vulnerable
The real issue is that not all daughters can talk to their parents about this, or will not. This is dooming them to back alley procedures.
Well the alimony reform bill also passed its first committee! It’s an anti-woman year. Please get the word out to stop this. It will leave older women homeless and destitute.
I suppose you don't see the irony in Norma McCorvey dying a Pro Life advocate
This is insane
Of the four people who spoke in support of the bill, three were men.
strip us of our rights and we will go underground.
Please feel free to email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrew Burnham I think you have a playlist fitting for this news 😡
We need a work around. We have to protect our bodies and our lives.
Providing access to free and low cost birth control would make abortion almost a moot issue.
Where Kelli goes, trouble follows. Her legislation does nothing but hurt people or help her...
No surprise there. And it will pass the other house as well and be signed into law. After all, it’s Florida.
Great picture Kelli....lol
Ugh. Do the majority of the people who elected these people really want this legislation?
These crooked politicians should get a "constituency consent" bill that allows voters to permit them specifically, or NOT, to receive bribe/lobby money from Big Sugar, Petro chemical companies, Nestle and every other scumbag corporation that wants to trash public property to the common detriment of Floridians. That's a bill that could be pushed through committee that would actually do some good in the state.
How many crazy parents will let their teen daughter die from a pregnancy she can hot handle?
GOP= GANG OF PUTIN. PREDATORS, PROFITEERS, POLLUTERS.
I'm sure Kelli is a health professional that is looking out for health of underaged pregnant girls. I'm sure religion had nothing to do with it.
Fake feminists will celebrate the tragic #Roe decision today (resulting in over 61 million needless deaths), but they won’t tell you this. Jane Roe--the late Norma McCorvey-- never aborted her child. She made a loving plan of adoption, instead. Norma, like millions of other women, was simply used as a means toward an end. She became #prolife and dedicated the rest of her life on earth to undoing the lie of #RoeVWade. Her ministry was called #RoeNoMore. Millions of us, from coast to coast, will continue her fight until the violence of abortion is history. radiance.life/roe. www.facebook.com/445605908892811/posts/2663283413791705/
The revamped clemency rule will allow felons who have waited at least seven years after they have completed their time behind bars and have fulfilled other requirements but owe restitution to victims to request a hearing from the clemency board. Under the current rules, restitution must be paid in f...
Tomorrow, the Senate Rules Committee will hear SB 404, or otherwise known as the "parental consent" bill. Contact the Senators who will hear this harmful bill tomorrow and let your opposition be heard.
This is what I sent to everyone on the committee.
Subject: Please vote no on SB 404 in the Rules committee January 22--Wednesday
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Bills get passed with provisions in them, language that was not well vetted, that have unintended consequences and upon implementation, the problems are found – and folks go "OH NO!!!! That was not supposed to happen."
If a young woman is old enough to make a decision to have sexual intercourse, then she is old enough to make a decision about abortion. Don't block her from getting adequate health care.
Please vote no on SB 404.
If you want to reduce abortions, then make contraceptives and vasectomies free and easily available. And increase health care and support to poor pregnant women and young mothers.
Please vote NO on SB 404 this week when it comes up for a vote in the Rules Committee.
“…Florida legislators have a clear interest in protecting adolescent girls’ health and well-being and supporting healthy family communication, but the forced parental consent bill will do the opposite,” said Zama Neff, children’s rights director at Human Rights Watch.
“Requiring girls who may not have parental support to plead their case before a judge is intimidating and delays or prevents their getting care.”Human Rights Watch’s preliminary research in Florida indicates that some girls fear violence, being kicked out of the home, alienated from their families, or forced to continue a pregnancy against their wishes if they involve a parent in their decision. Others may not live with or be able to locate their parents. And some adolescent girls may be overwhelmed by the many steps required for judicial review.
Human Rights Watch interviewed three Florida-based medical professionals providing adolescent health care and six attorneys with experience representing adolescent girls seeking judicial waivers, and reviewed public health studies, legal documents, and other sources.
Most adolescent girls voluntarily involve a parent or another trusted adult in their abortion decisions, whether or not the law requires it, research shows. A Florida counselor told Human Rights Watch that the vast majority of adolescent girls seeking abortion care at the clinic where she works involve a parent. Counselors said they consistently encourage girls to seek parental advice and support when they can do so safely.
An attorney who represented a 17-year-old girl who sought a judicial waiver in 2019 explained why her client could not notify a parent: “Her stepfather had beaten her repeatedly over the years, and she was terrified [that] if she did anything that could be remotely considered problematic, that he would take it out on her in a way that was dangerous to her life.”
An attorney who said she had represented nearly 200 adolescent girls seeking waivers said most of her clients feared their parents would “disown them and throw them out of the house” because they were pregnant or wanted an abortion.
Two attorneys said they had represented girls who were pregnant from rape or incest, had been removed from their parents’ care, and were under the care of the state Department of Children and Families. Under Florida law, the agency cannot satisfy the parental notification requirement. Forcing girls in these situations to appear before a judge to seek a waiver can be retraumatizing, attorneys said.
Seeking a waiver typically requires a girl to go to their county clerk’s office, find the appropriate division, request a court-appointed attorney if they do not have one, and demonstrate that they are sufficiently mature to make the decision to terminate an unwanted pregnancy or that involving their parents is not in their best interest.
The organization If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice recently found that only 11 of the state’s 67 counties were prepared or knowledgeable about the process.
Public health research has shown that mandated parental involvement can delay care, leading to riskier or more complicated abortions. Delays can be especially harmful to adolescent girls, as they often suspect pregnancy later than adults and take longer to confirm a pregnancy.
Leading United States health professional associations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, oppose mandated parental involvement in abortion decisions.
“Florida legislators should trust that attentive and loving parents will guide and support their adolescent daughters whatever the legal requirements, and that girls who are unable to involve their parents have good reasons for not doing so,” Neff said.
“Legislators should be supporting greater access to health care, not adding barriers and hurdles that will delays girls from getting the services they need.”
Young girls may have many reasons for not seeking parental permission for an abortion, one being abusive behavior by the parents or being embarrassed about being raped by a relative. Abortion is as simple as a pill. Let it be. It’s her decision.
GOP= GANG OF PUTIN. PREDATORS. PROFITEERS, POLLUTERS.