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Florida Constitution Revision Commission

PUB 700174: Birth Control II by Loyal Millett


Catchline: Regulation of birth control.


(a) Subject to the provisions of this section, any resident woman in the State of Florida, aged no less than 15, may obtain, at no cost, a 12-month supply of oral contraceptives commonly known as "the morning-after pill" or "Plan B".

(b)(1) The said oral contraceptives (hereinafter referred to as "prescription") are recognized as a controlled substance, and shall be regulated as such.

(2) Each woman who obtains a prescription must sign an affidavit; and the same woman cannot obtain another prescription no sooner than 45-days before the expiration of her previous prescription.

(c)(1) Any resident woman in the State of Florida, aged no less than 18, whether or not she has healthcare coverage, may undergo the surgical procedure known as "tubal ligation", at no cost.

(2) The Legislature shall pass necessary legislation to enact the provisions of this subsection (c), including but not limited to: the proper medical screening process; and the medical grounds for denying a tubal ligation to a woman.