Published On: Sat, Mar 26th, 2016

Florida Governor Signs Law to End Funding to Clinics Abortions


A new law has been signed by Florida Governor Rick Scott on Friday that stopped state funding for precautionary health services to clinics giving abortion even decided to impose abortion restrictions.


Like other states Florida has also intended to launch some strategies against the abortion hence signed new law preventing funds to clinics at the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion.

Nonetheless, on Friday, Governor Scott has signed 68 new laws as well issued announcements on some non-controversial bills though didn’t speak anything about the abortion decree.


State financial support of abortion was already banned in Florida whereas the Republican governor signed new law as well announced end other funding for preventive services at clinics those help people for abortions.

The law appeared to be aimed at Planned Parenthood as described on Friday that restrictions on abortions will help to control births, cancer screenings, tests for diseases. State has been providing funding to clinics for abortions but now it would be used to help other low-income women in Florida providing other health services.

New York Based nonprofit organization explained in latest statement that they serve over 67,000 patients in the Florida every year but their activities depend on funds from public.

The president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Cecile Richards stated in decree the new law appeared to be formed to rip health care away from those most at risk.

Governor Scott signed new law stopping financial support along with other 67 bills addressing various topics as well as medical marijuana and the composition of a highway commission in Miami-Dade County.

Nevertheless Scott didn’t comment more on the abortion law specifically that thing has raised so many questions in state whereas it also changes regulations for licensed abortion clinics.