Florida ‘Parental Consent for Abortion Act’ (SB 1774)
This law was last updated on May 8, 2019
SB 1774 would prohibit a physician from performing an abortion upon a minor without first obtaining consent from at least one parent or guardian.
Parental consent would not required in cases of medical emergency or when a minor obtains a court order waiving the requirement.
The bill would require physicians to include the following information for each abortion report:
- If the abortion was performed with consent;
- If it was performed during a medical emergency;
- If it was performed with a judicial waiver of consent;
- The patient’s age; and
- The number of times the patient has been pregnant and the number of any previous abortion they have received.
Criminal and Civil Penalties
Any person who performs an abortion upon a minor without the consent required by law would be committing a misdemeanor of the first degree.
Any person not authorized to provide consent who provides consent would be committing a misdemeanor of the first degree.
Similar to HB 1335.
3/1/19 – Prefiled.
3/13/19 – Introduced.
5/3/19 – Died in committee.