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Senator Book, District 32 — Press Release


June 18, 2020

CONTACT: Claire VanSusteren, (352) 281-9056

STATEMENT from Senator Lauren Book, re: DeSantis Signature of Fertility Fraud & Pelvic Exam Bill (SB 698)

Plantation, FL —

“The signing of this bill into law is a victory in the fight for women to have control over their own bodies. Women seeking fertility treatment in Florida will now be protected from a group of predatory physicians who commit selfish narcissistic acts; and pelvic exams will now require specific consent, except in cases of emergency, finally halting the wholly inappropriate practice of unapproved pelvic exams on unconscious women… where at best, these exams have been wrongful learning experiences for medical students or at worst, the equivalent of a sexual assault.”