Controversial 15-week abortion bill passed by Florida Senate

Writer: Derrick Shaw
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Florida State Senate

The Florida Senate has passed the controversial abortion bill that would ban abortions after 15 weeks. The bill now goes to the governor’s desk, where it is expected to be signed by Governor DeSantis.

House Bill 5, or the Reducing Fetal and Infant Mortality Bill, would ban nearly all abortions in Florida after 15 weeks. The only exceptions would be a threat to a mother’s life, if a mother loses a majority of bodily function, or if there is a fetal abnormality. Two doctors must approve that abnormality.

On Wednesday, Senate Democrats introduced 12 amendments to try and limit the impact the bill will have on women. None of those amendments passed.

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