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New restrictions on abortion could pass in state Legislature

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The Florida Legislature is considering several new measures to restrict abortions, including one with a strong chance of passage that calls for a 24-hour waiting period before a woman can undergo the procedure. That measure, House Bill 0633, would require that a woman make one trip to the clinic for legally required counseling before coming back 24 hours later for the procedure. Another measure, House Bill 147, with less chance of passage, would require that abortion clinic doctors have admitting…

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House Democrats say “equality issues” aren’t moving in the Legislature

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A quartet of Democratic lawmakers on Thursday held a press conference to discuss issues  they say will help women in the workforce. However, they are having a hard time getting those “equality” bills heard. For five years, Rep. Janet Cruz has filed an equal pay for equal work bill. Dubbed the Helen Gordon Davis Fair Pay Protection Act after a long-serving Tampa senator, Cruz said she has been unable to get HB 25 heard in one committee this year. “This…

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