Governor DeSantis’ Invites Florida Right to Life to Bill Signing Ceremony
TALLAHASSEE, Florida – Yesterday after the vote of 70-40, the Pregnancy and Parental Support Act passed.
Last night Governor Ron DeSantis signed the bill into law. Lynda Bell was invited representing Florida Right to Life. Bell said, “This is a good day to be a Floridian. Florida Right to Life looks forward to assisting in any way we can.”
The law allows abortion throughout pregnancy to protect the life of the mother or in cases of reported rape, incest, medical emergency or when the child has a fatal condition, but it will protect unborn children from elective abortion after 6 weeks of pregnancy—a time at which the unborn child has a beating heart.
The bill will strengthened state efforts to promote adoption and support families, with significant resources to benefit infants, young children and parents,
National Right to Life applauded the Florida Legislature for protecting unborn children with beating hearts from elective abortion, also known as The Heartbeat Protection Act. Carol Tobias, NRLC president states, “We praise Florida Right to Life, National Right to Life’s Florida affiliate, for its commitment and hard work in seeing this legislation pass.”
The law also provides $25 million dollars for pregnancy resources and material support (diapers, formula, parenting classes, life skills, and counseling).
“This is a wonderful day for babies and their mothers in Florida,” said Lynda Bell, president of Florida Right to Life. “Pro-abortion groups lose the debate when they say we don’t care about women because this bill provides over $25 million in support for women and girls in an unexpected pregnancy. We Floridians value unborn children and their mothers.”
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On Tuesday, January 3rd, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updated labeling for mifepristone (generic for Mifeprex) that would allow pharmacies to dispense the drug.
Unfortunately, both CVS and Walgreens–and now Rite Aid–have stated that they will sell the drug in select pharmacies which would place women at greater risk than ever before.
“Mifepristone takes the life of an unborn baby and places her mother at risk of death,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life. “In no way can that be considered health care.”
Mifepristone is used in combination with misoprostol, a prostaglandin, to cause an abortion. Mifepristone blocks progesterone, causing the death of the unborn baby, while the second drug, misoprostol, causes powerful, painful uterine contractions to expel the dead or dying baby.
“More than two dozen deaths and thousands of complications are associated with the use of these drugs,” said Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., director of education and research for National Right to Life. “These ‘adverse events,’ on record with the FDA, include serious infections, severe hemorrhaging, and the rupture of previously undiscovered ectopic pregnancies.”
The FDA’s revised Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) for Mifeprex would require that the drug only be dispensed by pharmacies that have completed certification and only those pharmacies, once certified, could dispense the drug prescribed by certified prescribers who have pledged to follow FDA guidelines regarding the screening and counseling of patients to ensure they know the risks and dangers.
“Retail pharmacies like Walgreens and CVS should consider whether it is a sound business risk to be selling dangerous abortion pills that can put women in the hospital,” said Scott Fischbach, National Right to Life’s executive director. “Their customers will not be happy to find out that their local drugstore where they get their life-saving medicines is now stocking and distributing pills for the purpose of killing unborn children in their community.”
Defending human life.
Florida Right to Life, Inc. is a non-profit public service organization dedicated to protecting and fostering the most basic value of society – life itself. We seek to be the catalyst that will bring about change in public opinion as well as the laws that govern the state. Through education and legislation we are striving to significantly raise society’s awareness to the importance of restoring the sanctity of human life.
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Protecting life itself.
Florida Right to Life is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, grass-roots public service organization dedicated to protecting and fostering the most basic value of our society – life itself – through education and legislation.
We believe that life begins at conception and ends at natural death, and at all in-between points should be defended and nurtured.
Today, when anti-life forces are attacking this value with increasing intensity, we promote, uphold, and support reverence and respect for human life without regard to condition, quality, age, race, religion, or color whether born or unborn.
Florida Right to Life is a goal oriented, action organization pragmatically structured to be flexible and capable of immediate action and reaction on life issues.
“The State of Abortion in the United States”
The State of Abortion in the United States is a report issued by the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC).
Founded in 1968, National Right to Life, the federation of 50 state right-to-life affiliates and more than 3,000 local chapters, is the nation’s oldest and largest national grassroots pro-life organization. Recognized as the flagship of the pro-life movement, National Right to Life works through legislation and education to protect innocent human life from abortion, infanticide, assisted suicide and euthanasia.