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House support did not break down neatly on party lines and a number of Democrats voted for the measure. There remains concerns about the bill, but it's now before the full Senate.
The CDC has a desired immunization rate of 95%, but Florida remains below that at 91% of the population covered, data show.
After the House passed a companion measure, the Senate version received a final committee OK. Supporters say the proposal would add a tool to help address children’s mental health issues.
The bill would have added the term “unborn child” to the state’s wrongful death statute, allowing parents to sue if a wrongful act causes the loss of a pregnancy.
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The two bills seek to shield IVF providers from civil and criminal liability, after the state Supreme Court ruled that frozen embryos are "children" with a right to life.
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