Catholics Urged to Contact Florida Lawmakers To Ban Abortions

Florida lawmakers have proposed two bills that would ban most abortions after 15 weeks.

“[State] Rep. Erin Grall (R–Indian River & St. Lucie Counties) and state Senator Kelli Stargel (R–Lake & Polk Counties) simultaneously filed bills that will effectively outlaw the vast majority of abortions that take place here in Florida after 15 weeks gestation,” according to an email from the pro-life organization Florida Voice for the Unborn.

The bills, House Bill 5 and Senate Bill 146, are “modeled after” the Mississippi 15-week abortion ban currently before the Supreme Court in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health.

While Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-FL, has indicated he would support such a move and the two bills have some support among the leadership of Florida’s legislature, “getting a 15-week abortion ban enacted into law here in Florida is far from a ‘slam-dunk,’” the email explained.

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