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Bills Targets Teen Abortion

March 18th, 2008 by flanews

Florida’s is in the top ten in the United States, in teen pregnancy and abortions. Today in Tallahassee, democratic lawmakers, rallied support for two bills aimed at lowering teen pregnancy. One bill titled Prevention First would prohibit pharmacist from denying women birth control. The Healthy Teens Act would require schools to provide more information about abstinence and birth control effectiveness.

“Above all else it encourages family communication about sex. It teaches skills for making responsible decisions,” State Representative Dorothy Bendross-Mindingal said.

“When you get into smaller communities and smaller counties, where they have one or two pharmacies, and if that’s the policy that they have that woman is not going to be able to get her prescription filled,” said Senator Nan Rich.

The bill would also require pharmacist to sell emergency contraception to rape victims.

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