Tag: Laura Goodhue

Drew WilsonMarch 21, 2018

The Constitution Revision Commission on Tuesday withdrew from consideration a controversial change to Florida’s privacy laws, much to the delight of pro-choice and privacy rights advocates. Proposal 22, sponsored by Commissioner John Stemberger and drafted by former Supreme Court Justice Kenneth Bell, sought to change the privacy provision already found in the state constitution in a way many have […]

Drew WilsonMarch 19, 2018

Pro-choice group Floridians for Reproductive Freedom denounced Gov. Rick Scott Monday for signing a bill to fund “fake clinics” that oppose abortion. HB 41 requires the Florida Department of Health to contract with the Florida Pregnancy Care Network, a crisis pregnancy network of clinics that offer free “pregnancy support services,” such as counseling and classes […]

Staff ReportsMarch 9, 2016

The Florida Senate voted 25-14 to approve a bill that prohibits public dollars from going to organizations, like Planned Parenthood, that are affiliated with abortion clinics. The bill also increases medical requirements for clinics that provide abortions. It now heads to Gov. Rick Scott for his signature or veto. Cecile Richards president of Planned Parenthood […]

Staff ReportsFebruary 17, 2016

The Senate Health and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee on Wednesday voted 5-3 to approve a bill that targets funding for family planning and women’s health. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Kelli Stargel, says clinics that offer abortion services, like Planned Parenthood, are prohibited from receiving state funding. Laura Goodhue, executive director of the Florida Alliance […]

Staff ReportsFebruary 2, 2016

The Department of Economic Opportunity on Monday forwarded three sports applications to state lawmakers for review, suggesting all three might be worthy of funding. Chris Hudson, state director for Americans for Prosperity—Florida, said in a statement: “Legislators should focus on the real needs of their constituents. In 2015 lawmakers stood strong against handing out public […]

Associated PressJuly 31, 2015

A Florida legislator wants a criminal investigation into Planned Parenthood, but the organization calls the request “politically motivated.” Rep. Charles McBurney, a Jacksonville Republican, asked for investigation in a letter Thursday to the head of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Gretl Plessinger, a spokeswoman for the agency, said FDLE would begin a preliminary review […]


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