Florida Legislature Passes 6-Week Abortion Ban

The Republican-led Florida House approved a bill to ban most abortions after six weeks’ gestation on April 13, sending the bill to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ desk.
HB 7, which passed the Senate on April 4, would reduce the state’s current gestational limit on abortion—15 weeks—by more than half.
However, the bill does allow for certain exceptions, such as if the mother’s life is deemed to be at risk. Additionally, in cases where the mother is a victim of rape, incest, or human trafficking, abortion will be legal up until 15 weeks of pregnancy. And, if a fatal fetal anomaly is detected, abortion will remain an option up until 27 weeks….

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