Reproductive rights and LGBTQ+ rights are inextricably intertwined, both arising from our fundamental right to control our own bodies and decide what our families look like. At Planned Parenthood, we are committed to making our country a place where everyone has control over their bodies and reproductive choices, and where no one faces discrimination or violence because of their gender identity or expression.
While we fight for our rights, lawmakers in Tallahassee are working to restrict them. Check the table below for a list of bills that attack the care we provide, you can click the link on each bill to jump to that section to read more.
|6-Week Abortion Ban||PASSED, but not in effect yet.|
|Gender-Affirming Care Severe Restrictions||PASSED, In effect|
PASSED, but not in effect yet.
By Senator Erin Grall and Representative Jenna Persons-Mulicka
If passed this bill would ban all abortions after 6 weeks with extremely limited exceptions. All abortion bans are extreme, no matter when in pregnancy they start, because they put politicians where they don’t belong -- in charge of other people’s personal health care decisions.
For months, Florida’s ban on abortion after 15 weeks has put lives and health at risk. Instead of addressing that harm, lawmakers are doubling down on their anti-abortion agenda.
Often, people don’t even realize they’re pregnant at six weeks. As a result, this bill means many pregnant people will never have the option to have an abortion. Moreover, because the legislature passed a Florida’s 24-hour mandatory delay law and Florida requires two appointments to access abortion care, even patients who realize they are pregnant before six weeks may be unable to access abortion care before they run out of time.
SB 300 bans abortion after 6 weeks of pregnancy.
If the pregnancy is the result of rape, incest, or human trafficking a patient who provides proof of rape or incest may access abortion up to 15 weeks into pregnancy.
If a fatal fetal abnormality is detected, abortion is accessible until the third trimester.
Other notable provisions of the bill include:
Grants an additional $25 million per year in recurring funds to fund anti-abortion fake clinics from the General Revenue Fund to the Florida Department of Health.
Prohibits state entities from assisting with out of state travel to get an abortion.
Strips language from the statutes that refer to a right to an abortion as a constitutional right under Florida's Constitution.
By Senator Clay Yarborough and House Health Regulations Subcommittee/ Representative Randy Fine and Representative Ralph Massullo
These bills continue a dangerous and ugly legislative trend that has emerged over the past few years — states are placing unnecessary and dangerous restrictions on health care services for trans adults, trans youth, and penalizing parents for trying to do their best for their children.
This bill is out of touch and discriminatory. It is not based on research or evidence-based health care practices.
Transgender, nonbinary, and gender-nonconforming people, like everyone else, have a fundamental need for quality health care and deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. The unfortunate reality is that, in addition to the economic and geographic barriers many people face when seeking health care, gender-nonconforming people face additional, unique challenges when it comes to getting the care they need.
SB 254 bans gender-affirming care for minors and places severe restrictions on GAC for adults:
Physician-only requirement for providing gender affirming care
Requires that the first time a new medication is prescribed, it must be in person (not via telehealth)
Creates criminal and professional penalties for providers who violate the (harmful and unnecessary provisions in the) statute
Expands civil liability for gender affirming healthcare providers