Florida Lawmakers Approve Bill to Reduce Abortion Ban to 6-Weeks
In a heated committee meeting at the Capitol today, Republican lawmakers approved a bill to shrink Florida’s current 15-week abortion ban to just 6-weeks.
This controversial move has raised concerns among abortion advocates, who fear it could lead to a dangerous and violent backlash.
Over 150 people signed up to speak at today’s meeting, with many opposing the proposed bill.
Despite the resistance, the vote went ahead as expected, and the bill will now be passed to the next committee for review.
Supporters of the bill claim it is a result of listening to the concerns of those who feel their voices haven’t been heard.
However, opponents argue that it is a dangerous and unnecessary attack on women’s reproductive rights.
The bill’s sponsor, who is preparing for the first committee hearing on her abortion bill next week, believes that abortion is the “atrocity of our generation,” and that Florida is in the midst of a violence epidemic.
She argues that the devaluation of life has led to a society where mothers can kill their own children.
It is worth noting that even if the bill is signed into law by the governor, its fate hinges on a current case playing out in the Florida Supreme Court.
If this case is thrown out, the six-week ban will also be invalidated.
The move to reduce the abortion ban in Florida is sure to spark further debate and controversy, and it remains to be seen how it will play out in the coming weeks and months.