Florida cuts funding to clinics that provide abortions

NewsHub 26 March 2016
Family First Comment: Superb work. Why should the taxpayer fund it!?  

Florida Governor Rick Scott has signed a law that cuts off state funding for preventive health services to clinics providing abortion and imposes abortion restrictions already being tested before the US Supreme Court.

Florida is among many states adopting new abortion laws as conservatives seek to chip away at the US Supreme Court’s landmark 1973 Roe v Wade decision legalising abortion.

Governor Scott signed 68 new laws and issued statements on some non-controversial bills on Friday (local time) but did not comment on the abortion statute.

The bill, which easily passed the Republican-controlled legislature earlier this month, has been the target of television advertisements by Planned Parenthood and protests at the Capitol by women urging a veto.

John Stemberger, president of the Florida Family Policy Council, called the law “a historic victory”, in a statement.
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