June 3, 2022

ACLU Challenges Florida's 15-Week Abortion Ban

The ACLU of Florida filed a lawsuit on June 1 to challenge Florida's new law banning abortions after the 15th week of development. Unless a judge issues an injunction, Florida's law will go into effect on July 1.

The ACLU lawsuit, filed on behalf of several abortion businesses throughout Florida, argues that Florida's "Reducing Fetal and Infant Mortality Act" violates Florida's Constitution's privacy clause.

Florida's law includes exceptions for severe fetal anomalies, to save the life of the mother, or to prevent serious physical impairment to the mother's body.

Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the law on April 14th. He said at the time, “This will represent the most significant protections for life that we have seen in a generation.”

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