If you are parent of a teenage girl in Florida, I am sure you have seen the show 16 and Pregnant, documenting the tribulations of teenage pregnancy. Some of these teens contemplate abortion. It is important to know that in Florida the parents of a teen who is pregnant have rights when it comes to the abortion of their soon to be grandchild.
The Florida legislature recently passed a bill that will go into effect on October 1, 2011, giving more rights to these parents during the occurrence of their minor daughter’s abortion. One of the rights in this bill is the right to be notified. A physician administering the abortion must give the parents of a minor “constructive” notice by way of first-class mail AND by certified mail.