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Letter to Urge Florida Senate to Reject Forced Parental Consent for Abortion

January 14, 2020 Senator David Simmons Chair, Committee on Judiciary The Florida Senate 400 S. Monroe Street Tallahassee, FL 32399 Re: Senate Bill 404 threatens rights and dignity of adolescent girls Dear Chair Simmons and Members of the Judiciary Committee, We write to you on behalf of Human Rights Watch to urge you to vote against Senate Bill (SB) 404, which would force adolescent girls to obtain parental consent for abortion. We appreciate Florida legislators’ interests in protecting the health and well-being of adolescent girls and supporting healthy family communication. However, by changing…

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