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Bill Requiring Parental Consent For Abortion Passes, Gov. DeSantis Expected To Sign Into Law

Attendees listen during a state Senate Rules Committee hearing regarding SB 404, known as the parental consent bill, at the Capitol Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Tallahassee.

In his State of the State address at the beginning of the 2020 legislative session, Gov. Ron DeSantis asked for a bill to require minors seeking an abortion to obtain parental consent. On Thursday, he received it.

After five hours of heated debate over the course of two days, the Florida House passed a bill that would do just that, sending the legislation to DeSantis’ desk, the first piece of major legislation to do so.

The bill, which had been fast-tracked through a single committee stop instead of the usual three, was replaced Wednesday by Senate’s version of the bill that passed earlier this month.

Read more at our news partner the Miami Herald.

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