Florida House passes six-week abortion ban backed by DeSantis

Posted on AllSides April 13th, 2023
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The Florida House of Representatives on Thursday passed legislation that would ban most abortions after six weeks, when many women don’t know they are pregnant. 

The bill passed by a vote of 70 to 40, largely along party lines. The measure now goes to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who is expected to sign it into law.

He reiterated his support for tighter abortion restrictions just last month, saying, “We welcome pro-life legislation.” 

The bill would only take effect if the state’s existing 15-week ban is upheld in an ongoing legal challenge that is before the state...

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