Florida House advances pro-life legislation banning abortion after 15 weeks

Late Wednesday evening, the Florida House of Representatives passed a bill that banns abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, mirroring other bills passed across the country.

According to Reuters, the bill passed along party lines, 78-39, shortly before midnight. The bill has been sent to the Senate for consideration.

The bill is expected to pass in the Senate, with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis previously expressing his support for the bill.

House Bill 5, or the Reducing Fetal and Infant Mortality act, aims to, amongst other issues, looks to ban abortions after 15 weeks, with exceptions being made for cases where an abortion is needed to save the mother’s live or is at risk of irreversible physical impairment, or that the fetus has a “fatal fetal abnormality.”

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