The old Florida capitol  (Pic via Wikimedia Commons)
The old Florida capitol (Pic via Wikimedia Commons)

Florida Senate committee strips family planning and birth control from Medicaid bill

By | 04.14.11 | 4:20 pm

If birth control was not “controversial” earlier this week, it is definitely about to be. Today, the Florida Senate budget committee adopted an amendment that strikes family planning, including birth control, from Medicaid bill 1972.

The amendment removes line 4186 of the Medicaid bill, which provides “family planning services” for low-income families and replaces it with an amendment that says that state Medicaid plans may elect to not provide birth control and other family planning services “due to an objection on moral or religious grounds.”

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