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Huge Update On Six-Week Abortion Ban In Florida

Lawmakers in the state of Florida announced on Thursday that they had approved a proposal to ban abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, one major exception included in the bill being saving the life of the mother and a few stricter exceptions for rape or incest.

A state House committee supported the proposal, which put it one step closer to coming to a vote in Florida’s lower chamber, where it will most likely succeed, since the legislature is dominated by the GOP.

Here’s more on this huge win for the sanctity of life from Just the News:

Florida law currently bans abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy except to save a woman’s life, though that ban faces judicial scrutiny. Should the courts uphold the existing ban, the proposal would ban abortion after six weeks, allowing exceptions for rape and incest up to 15 weeks. The existing exception to save the life of the mother would remain in place at all stages.

Republican state Rep. Jenna Persons-Mulicka sponsored the measure, saying of her plan that it “is not solely a reflection of my personal beliefs, but a result of listening in an attempt to build consensus around a policy that supports life,” per the outlet.

“It’s a bill that recognizes the importance and value of the life of innocent, unborn human beings,” she added.

Opponents, however, observe that the six-week time limit leaves women with little time to get an abortion upon learning of their pregnancy.

Another piece of legislation, similar to this one, has been introduced in the Florida Senate. Members of the Republican Party, who hold supermajorities in both chambers, along with conservative superstar Gov. Ron DeSantis have backed the bill, which means it will more than likely become official law in the state.

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