Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill into law on Thursday that bans abortion after 15 weeks in his state.
The state joins several other Republican-led states that have recently passed tighter restrictions to protect the lives of the unborn.
As DeSantis signs FL’s mainstream 15-week (second trimester) ban on most abortions into law, notice the smart optics. He’s surrounded by women — countering an anticipated Left/media narrative & highlighting the fact that a large majority of women support abortion restrictions: pic.twitter.com/65uHVXYxu8
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) April 14, 2022
Standing for families
“If you’re looking at what we’ve done this week, we’re promoting fatherhood in Florida,” DeSantis said.
“We want our kids to have dads in the home. We want the fathers present and to take responsibility. It’s the most important thing you can do is to take responsibility for the upbringing of your kids,” he added.
Florida Enacts Protections for Unborn Babies at 15 Weeks https://t.co/IeOANY8LxM
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) April 14, 2022
The bigger picture
Opponents criticized the move as it did not allow exceptions for cases of rape or incest.
However, those opponents neglect the fact that the ban is not until 15 weeks, leaving a period of time for such cases.
DeSantis signs Florida’s 15-week abortion ban into law https://t.co/Gc6Wh3lORj #leftwing #world #trump #politics #news #maga #liberal #leftist #feminism #antifa #political #donaldtrump #democrats pic.twitter.com/DZXeQFvwuJ
— Dank Left Scum (@DankLeftScum) April 15, 2022
A Mississippi law regarding abortion remains under consideration by the Supreme Court that could return more decisions regarding abortion laws to the state level.
BREAKING: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed a 15-week abortion ban into law. The move comes amid a growing conservative push to restrict abortion ahead of a U.S. Supreme Court decision that could limit access to the procedure nationwide. https://t.co/gk5yaOvX46
— The Associated Press (@AP) April 14, 2022
Florida’s bill marks another milestone in the effort to protect young lives as the intense battle over the issue of life continues.