Florida Senate - 2020                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 404
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Health Policy (Rouson) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment 
    3         Delete lines 178 - 201
    4  and insert:
    5         (c) If the court finds, by a preponderance of the evidence,
    6  that the minor is sufficiently mature to decide whether to
    7  terminate her pregnancy, the court shall issue an order
    8  authorizing the minor to obtain an abortion without the consent
    9  of a parent or guardian. If the court does not make the finding
   10  specified in this paragraph or paragraph (d), it must dismiss
   11  the petition. The court shall consider whether there may be any
   12  undue influence by another on the minor’s decision to have an
   13  abortion and all of the following factors concerning the minor:
   14         1. Age.
   15         2. Overall intelligence.
   16         3. Emotional development and stability.
   17         4. Credibility and demeanor as a witness.
   18         5. Ability to accept responsibility.
   19         6. Ability to assess both the immediate and long-range
   20  consequences of her choices.
   21         7. Ability to understand and explain the medical risks of
   22  terminating her pregnancy and to apply that understanding to her
   23  decision.
   24         (d) If the court finds, by a preponderance of the evidence,
   25  that the petitioner is the victim of child abuse or sexual
   26  abuse, as those terms are defined in s. 390.01114(2), inflicted
   27  by one or both of her parents or her guardian, or finds, by a
   28  preponderance of the evidence, that requiring the consent of a