Abortion

DeSantis to approve legislation banning abortions after 15 weeks

The Florida Senate passed legislation banning abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, sending it to the desk of to Florida’s GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis, who has indicated that he will support it, The Hill reports.

In a 23-15 vote, Florida’s upper chamber passed the 15-week abortion ban after the Florida House of Representatives approved the bill last month.

The legislation contains several exceptions to the ban, including in cases in which a fatal abnormality is found on a fetus or an abortion is needed to save the life or prevent serious injury to the pregnant person, according to The Associated Press. There are no exceptions in the case of incest, human trafficking or rape.

The legislation shortens the time period during which a person can receive an abortion in Florida, which was previously up to 24 weeks into pregnancy.

Read the full report over at The Hill.

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