On Saturday April 8th Awake Brevard Action Alliance will be hosting a demonstration rally and march at the Eau Gallie Causeway Boat Ramp between 3-5pm regarding the looming passage of FL SB300.
The event will start with many prominent women speaking, including Anna Eskamani. Groups and organizations that will be representing themselves there include Planned Parenthood, Florida Rising, The League of Women Voters, Florida Access Network, among others.
There will be street theater and music during the rally.
After the speaking portion of the event, there will be a march from the boat ramp westbound on the Eau Gallie Causeway.
Facebook link to the event and its details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1631803473938056/?cft=AZWzENV4v2Ofz6WXKCo0gcQjY0aKdLYNJm7Sb1NnL0rtyG62A0_baF-RkCjIDJ8wu9rQwy7MAL8qSOz5IuwD9M9l17m1SLWhQf7IMINTi–6412mW97sy3_mNJs5ukbLpvrsDEY64jt4Defulr1DDmkvNC-NoQ_LCTddbIDXZPYSNkvnmomoW4owoy2mf4ZsUcc&tn=-UK-R
Website for event: https://shoveyoursixweekban.com
Many women don’t even know they are pregnant at 6 weeks and the current 15 week cutoff is restrictive enough. We believe women should have the right to make their own choices regarding their healthcare decisions without government interference.
Awake Brevard Action Alliance
Fact Sheet From Planned Parenthood
Near-Total Abortion Ban
Hb7 / Sb 300 Fappa.Org
Bans Abortion After 6 Weeks
Exception: if the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest, banned after 15 weeks. The bill requires a significant burden of proof for survivors of violence: a restraining order, police report, medical record, or other court order or documentation.
Criminal penalties remain the same in this bill: second degree felony for physicians.
Expands The Anti-Abortion Fake Clinic Program:
The bill would grant an additional $25 million per year in recurring funds to fund anti-abortion fake clinics from the General Revenue Fund to the Florida Department of Health. Currently anti-abortion fake clinics receive $4.5 million per year in state funding. At these fake clinics, untrained volunteers or staff regularly give pregnant people medically inaccurate and potentially dangerous information about their pregnancies that could cause serious harm because they are not legitimate sexual and reproductive health care providers.
In addition, many of these fake clinics collect personal health information about their clients, as if they were truly health care providers. But since they are not providing legitimate medical care, they are not bound by state and federal privacy laws, resulting in some of them using that information to contact people’s relatives, partners, or employers to try to intimidate them out of getting an abortion.
The effective date is tied to state court actions undermining or eliminating Florida’s constitutional right to privacy. These actions are available options in a challenge to the state’s ban on abortion after 15 weeks.
The effective date provision of this bill is broad and vague, meaning lawmakers could try to put this bill into effect even before a final ruling.
Other Notable Provisions Of The Bill
clarifies the prohibition on telehealth for abortion:
“A physician must be physically present in the same room as the woman when the termination of pregnancy is performed or when dispensing abortion-inducing drugs including, but not limited to, medical abortions. Any medications intended for use in a medical abortion must be dispensed in person by a physician and may not be dispensed through the United States Postal Service or by any other courier or shipping service”
Prohibits state funds going to educational institutions or governmental entities that support out of
state travel for an abortion “Unless the entity is required by federal law to expend funds for such a purpose or unless there is a medical necessity to save the pregnant person’s life or avert a serious risk”
Strikes pre-Roe language that requires AHCA to develop rules to implement this law that do not impose an unconstitutional burden on a woman’s freedom to decide whether to terminate their pregnancy.