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Florida To Offer 'Certificates Of Nonviable Birth' For Miscarriages05:21
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Florida is set to become the first state to issue modified birth certificates to women who have miscarriages. Starting July 1, women whose pregnancies end after just nine weeks will be able to request a "certificate of nonviable birth" from the Florida Department of Health.

Opponents of the bill say it's an attempt to define when life begins and will further stigmatize abortion.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with the bill's sponsor, Florida Rep. Bob Cortes (@cortesbob).

This segment aired on June 6, 2017.

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