For Immediate Release: March 30, 2023
Contact: Kelsey Pritchard, [email protected]
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida House Health and Human Services Committee this morning gave approval for HB7 to protect unborn babies with a heartbeat. In 14-6 vote, members of the subcommittee showed their support for the measure supported by 62% of Floridians that would save tens of thousands of lives annually.
SBA Pro-Life America’s State Policy Director Katie Daniel, who testified in favor of the bill this morning, applauded the bill’s advancement:
“Florida’s heartbeat protection legislation is a huge step forward. The Agency for Health Care Administration reported over 80,000 abortions last year, meaning that nearly 10% of all abortions nationwide occur in Florida. An increasing number of these abortions are due to women coming from out of state. We want to continue Florida’s legacy as one of the top vacation destinations in the U.S., not as a destination to end lives of babies with heartbeats. Every single one of these babies has dignity and worth, and more than a 90% chance of surviving to birth once their heart is beating.”
A Senate version of the heartbeat bill is receiving its second reading in the Florida Senate today. SB 300 protects unborn babies with a heartbeat and provides $25 million in resources for moms from pregnancy through after a child is born. Both bills provide for exceptions including rape, incest, and life of the mother, and require that dangerous abortion pills not be distributed by mail.
Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America is a network of more than one million pro-life Americans nationwide, dedicated to ending abortion by electing national leaders and advocating for laws that save lives, with a special calling to promote pro-life women leaders.