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This Week in South Florida: Lauren Book

Last week, hours after the Supreme Court declined to block a new restrictive abortion law in Texas, Florida lawmakers announced the move to pass something similar.
Last week, hours after the Supreme Court declined to block a new restrictive abortion law in Texas, Florida lawmakers announced the move to pass something similar.

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – Last week, hours after the Supreme Court declined to block a new restrictive abortion law in Texas, Florida lawmakers announced the move to pass something similar.

As of Wednesday in Texas, abortion is against the law after about six weeks of pregnancy, but its not enforced by the state.

The law deputizes citizens who can sue anyone who performs an unlawful abortion or aids and abets in one, and that bounty hunter can get $10,000 plus legal fees.

State Senator Lauren Book was one of the first lawmakers to respond in opposition to a Florida bill, calling it an “all-out assault on women’s rights.”

Book is a Democrat and the minority leader in the state senate.

She joined This Week in South Florida hosts Glenna Milberg and Michael Putney to discuss, and their conversation can be seen at the top of this page


About the Authors:

Glenna Milberg joined Local 10 News in September 1999 to report on South Florida's top stories and community issues. She also serves as co-host on Local 10's public affairs broadcast, "This Week in South Florida."

Michael Putney came to Local 10 in 1989 to become senior political reporter and host of "This Week In South Florida with Michael Putney." He is Local 10's senior political reporter.