The Florida Senate passed a bill to ban abortions after 15 weeks of gestation. The state’s governor, Ron DeSantis, is expected to sign it soon. According to estimates by the pro-life media outlet LifeNews, the measure would save at least 5,000 babies each year.
Effective if the Florida Senate passes the bill
He further added, “Most countries in the world prohibit or strictly limit abortions after 15 weeks, including most European countries. The United States is one of only seven countries in the world that allows elective abortions up to birth.”
The legislation would take effect July 1 and was pushed by Lakeland Senator Kelli Stargel, who asked Democrats not to refer to babies as “fetuses.” She also argued that 15 weeks is plenty of time for women to decide to have an abortion.