Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signs six-week abortion ban into law

Posted on AllSides April 14th, 2023
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Florida's Republican Governor Ron DeSantis has signed a bill banning most abortions after six weeks, paving the way for drastic changes in access to the procedure across the state.

Opponents argue six weeks is before many women know they are pregnant.

The law will not go into effect until a court rules on an ongoing legal challenge to the existing 15-week ban.

"We are proud to support life and family in the state of Florida," the governor said in a statement.

He claimed the law would "defend the dignity of...

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