To: FL Commission on the Status of Women: Include ALL bills affecting women's health care
Update: The FL CSW has added the 5 bills we started this petition for. Keep signing, so they know we will continue to watch.
The Florida Commission on the Status of Women published the 2011 Summary of Florida Laws Affecting Women and Families. In the Health and Safety section, not one of the 5 abortion bills that passed were included. No matter where you stand on these issues, you can not argue that these bills did not impact women.
Not included in this publication were: HB 97, which restricts abortion coverage through private insurance plans; HB 501, which allows for more funds from the sale of "Choose Life" license plates to fund "Crisis Pregnancy Centers"; HB 1127, which mandates an ultrasound be performed prior to an abortion; HJR 1179, which places on the Nov. 2012 ballot an amendment to our Florida Constitution to impose further restrictions on abortion; and HB 1247, which changes and further restrict our parental notification laws.
We urge the FCSW to accurately produce publications in a transparent manner in order to inform the public on the legislation that will impact their lives. It is incumbent upon our Florida Commission on the Status of Women to consider the health of women first, even in the most controversial of circumstances.
You can view the publication here: http://www.fcsw.net/Legislative.htm
Visit the site for the FL CSW at www.fcsw.net