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House approves measure requiring parents be told of teens’ abortions

.- Parents in Florida may soon have the legal right to be informed if their teenage daughters seek an abortion, reported the Associated Press yesterday.

A House panel approved a ballot measure Feb. 16 to that effect.

The vote is a preliminary step toward putting a "parental rights" provision in the Florida Constitution.

House Speaker Johnnie Byrd, R-Plant City, called for the amendment last summer after the Florida Supreme Court struck down a law that required medical professionals to notify parents before their minor daughters get abortions.

If the amendment passes the House and the Senate, it will go before voters in November.


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