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Florida Senate panel backs bill requiring minors to get parental consent before abortion : After rallying and testimony from numerous activists on both sides of the issue, a Senate panel Monday approved a proposal that would require minors to receive parental consent before having abortions. The Senate Health Policy Committee voted 5-4 to support the bill (SB 1774), sponsored by Sen. Kelli Stargel, R-Lakeland. The bill needs approval from two more committees before it could go to the Senate floor. State law currently requires parents to be notified if their daughters are planning to have abortions, but the Senate proposal would go further by requiring parental consent.… Full Article
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