MIAMI - Activists gathered in Miami and said the Supreme Court ruling that overturned the landmark Roe V. Wade ruling from 1973 has truly deprived them of their right to choose an abortion.Jessica Merino of Planned Parenthood of Miami told CBS4's Peter D'Oench, "All I can feel is anger, anger that my rights have been ripped away again. Communities of color have always had barriers to abortion access and the end of Roe Versus Wade has added another stone in the boulders of burdens that they face in this country. I can't help but think of my grandmother who told...
MIAMI - Florida lawmakers are weighing in on the Supreme Court's decision to overturn its landmark decision in Roe v. Wade that established the right to an abortion. The ruling will usher in new rules limiting or banning access to the procedure in half of the states, in some places immediately.
People in 24 Florida cities are protesting the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision tonight. Here's where.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overruled its landmark 1973 decision that established a constitutional right to abortion in Roe v. Wade, returning the responsibility for the legality of the procedure to the states. Republican lawmakers have plans to ban abortion in about half the country, while Democratic-led states are likely to reinforce abortion...
Today, Representative Anthony Sabatini sent a letter to Governor DeSantis & other legislative leaders calling for an emergency legislative session to pass stronger pro-life Legislation in Florida. We must pass the Heartbeat Bill & other strong pro-life measures to protect Florida’s unborn children. #lifewins. “Lakeland, Florida wants to be...
'Danny would be proud to know such mountains were moved for the protection of his two beloved sons.'. Today, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed HB 1119, known by advocates as the ‘Markel Act,’ to protect grandparents and children against alienation from each other in narrow, tragic situations. Specifically,...
Democrat Nikki Fried, who's running for Florida governor to unseat Ron DeSantis, says the Roe decision upends the race
"Voters now have the power again," Fried told Insider. "The power was in the Supreme Court and they neglected the will of Americans."
TAMPA, Fla. — Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren issued a joint statement with prosecutors nationwide declining to go after people "who seek, provide, or support abortions" following the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. The prosecutors who signed on to the letter from the organization Fair...
ORLANDO, Fla. – Floridians now know the candidates running for office in August and November, after the end of the qualifying period last week set the candidate lists for the elections. We also now know which Central Florida lawmakers will return to Tallahassee without any opposition. [TRENDING: Supreme Court...
Florida’s First Lady has launched a recruitment effort urging veterans and former law enforcers to fill a void at the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF). Casey DeSantis chose Eglin Air Force Base in the panhandle this week to announce the initiative. It's called Continue the Mission. “We...
Loud music could soon land Florida drivers with a ticket and a $114 fine as a new loud noise statute goes into effect in July.
With Roe v. Wade gone, Florida's new abortion law is one step closer to taking effect. The 15-week ban is now cleared on the federal level, but it faces more legal hurdles in state court. Protestors gathered outside the historic capitol on Friday. They know that, despite the SCOTUS decision...
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) — After almost 50 years of Roe v. Wade, states now have the authority to make their own abortion laws. Some Bay County residents are thrilled with the Supreme Court’s decision. “I’m super excited that now the abortion gets kicked back to the states where the state legislator folks that we […]
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But the state website no longer lists him as a candidate. Republican congressional candidate James Judge was disqualified after filing the wrong paperwork with the Division of Elections. But Judge said it was the state’s mistake that he was kicked off the ballot and that he will fight the decision....
OAKLAND PARK, FLA. (WSVN) - South Floridians on both sides of the abortion issue are voicing their opinions about the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe vs Wade. Friday afternoon, anti-abortion activists held up their signs and megaphones outside of the Women’s Center on Cypress Creek Road in Oakland Park.
FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (WKRG) — Meningococcal diagnosis’ in 2022 surpassed the 5-year average of meningococcal disease cases in Florida, according to the Florida Health Department in Okaloosa County. The county is offering free vaccines to those 18 and older in Fort Walton Beach starting June 24. Appointments must be made by calling 850-833-9246. “This […]
Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Record Breaking Alzheimer’s Funding and Innovative Florida Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence
June 24, 2022 – Governor Ron DeSantis highlighted record funding for Alzheimer’s and related dementias and signed Senate Bill 806, to establish the Ramping up Education of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia for You (READY) Act. Additionally, the Governor announced that the final pillar of the five-part Dementia Action Plan, created in 2019, has been fulfilled with the establishment of the Florida Alzheimer’s Center for Excellence. The Freedom First Budget signed this month by the Governor included record funding for Alzheimer’s and dementia care, marking a nearly 60% increase in funding since the Governor took office in 2019.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — RELATED VIDEO ABOVE: Central Florida advocates react to Roe v. Wade decision. Sources including CNBC and Reuters have obtained a copy of an internal memo sent to Disney employees, which outlines the company's stance on providing reproductive care in light of the Supreme Court decision.
Florida residents now have one more thing to worry about while driving — keep their music at a decent volume level. According to section 3046 of chapter 316 listed under Title XXIII of The 2021 Florida Statutes, “It is unlawful for any person operating or occupying a motor vehicle on a street or highway to operate or amplify the sound produced by a radio, tape player, or other mechanical (sound-making) device or instrument from within the motor vehicle so that the sound is:
He said this isn't the right environment to put further strain on small businesses. Gov. Ron DeSantis vetoed legislation Friday that would have introduced a series of changes to Florida’s tax laws. The bill (SB 1382) would have required taxpayers to produce documents in a timely fashion for audits...
Saying that Florida voters have “been clear” that they support abortion rights, Democratic Rep. Anna V. Eskamani Friday mocked Republicans for considering hardline abortion bans. Eskamani, a leading abortion rights voice in the Legislature and a former executive of Planned Parenthood, suggested this year’s elections would turn on...