The Florida Legislature just passed a bill that will force young people to get a parent’s consent before having an abortion. It is expected to go into effect on July 1st. The vast majority of young people already involve a parent in their decision to have an abortion. When they don’t, it's often because of abuse, neglect, or incest.
The only option for these young people is to navigate a complicated court system to access a judicial bypass. This is harder now because of COVID-19. The Florida Supreme Court has issued orders restricting access to the courts. This public health crisis may now make a difficult situation – accessing timely abortion care – nearly impossible for our most at-risk young people.
We need our elected officials to be held accountable for their votes on this bill. Find out how your Legislators voted on this bill that endangers our already at-risk youth.