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Florida Supreme Court Allows 15-Week Abortion Ban to Stay in Effect ahead of Final Ruling

Calvin Freiburger : Jan 25, 2023  LifeSiteNews.com

Final resolution of the case is key to additional pro-life protections in the Sunshine State.

(Tallahassee, FL) — [LifeSiteNews.com] The Florida Supreme Court ruled 4-1 Monday that a state law banning abortion at 15 weeks will remain in force at least until a final verdict on the merits of the case is determined, in what the office of Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis has identified as a key step toward further pro-life action in the Sunshine State. (Screengrab image)

Last April, DeSantis signed into law HB 5, which forbids the killing of 15-week-old preborn babies except to save the life of a mother or in cases of fatal fetal abnormality (but not rape or incest), and expands committees tasked with reviewing infant mortality cases.

Abortion defenders sued to block the law from taking effect, citing language in the Florida Constitution recognizing a right to "privacy." While the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last June, eliminating the federal judicial barrier to banning abortion, it did not resolve cases rooted in claims about state constitutions.

A lower court injunction against enforcing HB 5 was stayed in July, and now the state's highest court rejected an abortion-industry motion to restore the injunction, ABC News reports.

The four-justice majority did not offer written elaboration of their reasoning. Justice Jorge Labarga was the lone dissenter, and two jurists, Chief Justice Carlos Muniz and Justice Renatha Francis, did not participate.

DeSantis spokesperson Bryan Griffin celebrated the ruling by citing the Declaration of Independence's guarantee of "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness," an apparent allusion to Vice President Kamala Harris omitting "life" from her own invocation of the nation's founding document in pro-abortion remarks in Florida days before.

"The Declaration of Independence enumerates three unalienable rights: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness—and we stand for all of them," Griffin stated.

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