A bill requiring parental consent before a minor can have an abortion recently passed in the Florida State Legislature and now awaits the governor’s signature; Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis has said he will sign the bill into law.
“This bill is a historic and landmark pro-life victory for many reasons,” said John Stemberger, president of the Florida Family Policy Council, in a press release. “First, it will save the lives of countless babies born to pregnant minors. Second, it will protect parents’ rights by requiring them to be part of the conversation when a minor daughter becomes pregnant.”
“A child’s parents have a right to know [about her abortion], parents are the only ones who know her history, know what she’s allergic to,” Ingrid Duran, the State Legislative Director for National Right to Life, told CNSNews.com.
“Planned Parenthood and other organizations like Planned Parenthood would be okay with getting the teenager…a secret abortion and then putting her back into the place that got her there in the first place,” said Duran. “We don’t know if her boyfriend is older. We don’t know if she is maybe a victim of statutory rape.”