Florida GOP Gov. DeSantis signs into law state’s 15-week abortion ban


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(Worthy News) – Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a 15-week ban into law Thursday as the state joined a growing push to restrict access ahead of a U.S. decision that could limit the procedure nationwide.

The new law marks a significant blow to abortion access in the South, where Florida has provided wider access to the procedure than its regional neighbors.

The new law, which takes effect July 1, contains exceptions if the abortion is necessary to save a mother’s life, prevent serious injury or if the fetus has a fatal abnormality. It does not allow for exemptions in cases where pregnancies were caused by rape, incest or human trafficking. Under current law, Florida allows abortions up to 24 weeks. [ Source: Washington Times (Read More…) ]

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