This year, Florida’s Legislative session begins earlier than usual: it begins on January 10 instead of the first week in March. This is because the Legislature must spend time figuring out the new district lines for Congressional and legislative districts (these lines are reconfigured every 10 years to reflect population changes).
But for Planned Parenthood and all of us that believe in women’s access to health care at affordable prices, it means we must start meeting with state representatives right now to urge them to stop the “war on women” that occurred in Tallahassee last year. An unprecedented number of anti-choice bills were introduced in 2011. In a time of incredible economic distress and job loss, why the legislators spent so much time to limit women’s access to health care is difficult to fathom.
So far, two anti-choice bills have been filed for the 2012 session and we are holding our breath to see what else they’ve got up their sleeves.
We hope that anyone wishing to help us advocate for women’s health will sign up at www.myplannedparenthood.org or join our e-mail list by using the contact box in the sidebar.
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