Each week, the Orlando Sentinel asks two questions of 100 community leaders in Central Florida. Those with access to the online Sentinel can read all of this week’s 100-word responses when there are published online, usually late Saturday. For those without access, my responses are below. Selected responses appear in the Sunday print edition.
What was the biggest story of the week?
With Florida legislature in session, many folks from Central Florida are headed to Tallahassee to chat with legislators and aides about issues of importance. I was there with a new group introducing itself to lawmakers. The Florida Coalition for Reproductive Health encouraged opposition to bills limiting or obscuring access to abortion including HB19/SB384, HB203/SB1140, HB841/SB1006, and HB969/SB1130. We also asked for their support of HB1339/SB1740 which protects patients and healthcare workers from violence and harassment outside healthcare facilities. Our interfaith group highlighted justice issues involved as well as the need to respect individual conscience and religious freedom in our pluralistic society.
What will be the biggest story in the coming week?
No offering this week.
The series focuses on state and local news.
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