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Florida Republicans Introduce Heartbeat Abortion Ban, DeSantis Says He Will Sign

Calvin Freiburger : Mar 10, 2023

Once enacted, the law would take effect once the Florida Supreme Court clears the way.

(Tallahassee, FL) — [] Florida Republicans have finally introduced legislation to ban abortion at six weeks of pregnancy, making good on promises to build upon the Sunshine State's existing pro-life protections. (Image: Pexels)

SB 300 "prohibit[s] physicians from knowingly performing or inducing a termination of pregnancy after the gestational age of the fetus is determined to be more than 6 weeks, rather than 15 weeks" as is current law, unless a woman produces evidence that the abortion is being sought due to rape or incest. Rape and incest would continue to not be recognized as valid reasons for abortion past 15 weeks.

Although not specified in the bill's text, six weeks is approximately when a preborn baby's heartbeat can first be detected.

The bill also appropriates up to $30 million to strengthen Florida's parenting support services for up to one year after childbirth and forbids abortionists from using telehealth services to facilitate chemical abortions remotely.

DeSantis has previously affirmed he would sign a six-week ban into law and reiterated his support on Tuesday, Politico reports... Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here

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