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Concentrated effort to tighten abortion laws advances in Florida Legislature



Between a conservative Legislature and a more conservative governor, there's a concentrated effort this year to tighten Florida's abortion laws.

From reviving a controversial measure to require a woman to receive an ultrasound before undergoing an abortion to a blanket ban that would pose a legal challenge to Roe vs. Wade, at least 18 bills are filed.

"It's an unprecedented year," said Stephanie Kunkel, executive director of the Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates.

The number puts Florida among the top five states in the country for antiabortion bills, Kunkel said. Read more here.

[Last modified: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 9:25am]


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