Florida abortion legislation would ban
On Tuesday, Republicans in Florida proposed legislation making abortion illegal after 15 weeks of pregnancy.
The bill was introduced on the opening day of the state's annual legislative session by state senators Kelli Stargel and Erin Grall.
The laws are comparable to a Mississippi legislation that is being challenged in the United States Supreme Court, but they are less harsh than a Texas law that prohibits abortions after six weeks.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who is up for reelection this year, stated, "There's a lot of pro-life legislation." "We'll be happy to have it." I haven't gone over each and every bill.
State House Speaker Chris Sprowls, a Republican, endorsed the legislation, while Senate President Wilton Simpson expressed optimism that they would pass.
The law has no exceptions for rape or incest, although it allows allow abortions in circumstances where the mother's life is in danger or the foetus has a fatal condition.
Women in Florida can now have an abortion up to 24 weeks into their pregnancy.
The legislation will be strongly opposed by Florida Democrats, who are in the minority in both chambers of the state.
Senate Democratic Leader Lauren Book said, "We will continue to battle vociferously for a woman's right to choose and right to health care."