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April 15, 2022

Florida Gov. Signs 15 Week Abortion Ban

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R)
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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed "Reducing Fetal and Infant Mortality" on April 14. This legislation would prohibit abortion in the state after the child reaches a gestational age of 15 weeks.

The law is modeled after Mississippi's "Gestational Age Act," which is currently before the US Supreme Court.

The new law includes exceptions for cases when the mother's life is in danger, if two doctors certify that giving birth poses a "serious risk" to the mother's physical health, or if the baby is diagnosed with a "fatal fetal abnormality."

"We praise Governor Ron DeSantis, the pro-life members of the Florida state legislature, and Florida Right to Life for all of the hard work that went into seeing this legislation become law," said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life. "No unborn child should suffer and die from an abortion. Florida’s law will protect unborn children and their mothers from the horrors of abortion."