FL House Passes “No Exceptions” 15 Week Abortion Ban

Florida Politics reports:

Florida is on the cusp of passing one of the most restrictive abortion measures in the nation. After more than five hours of debate, the House approved a bill (HB 5) early Thursday proposing a 15-week abortion ban in Florida. Passage in the Republican-controlled Senate is almost certain.

Sponsored by Vero Beach Republican Rep. Erin Grall [photo], the bill provides no exception for rape or incest, unless the life of the mother is in danger. In the event of a “fatal fetal abnormality,” a women seeking an abortion must seek the certification of two doctors.

Passage didn’t come easy. Opponents hosted countless rallies and protests, many of which featured high-ranking Democratic leaders. Critics packed into committee rooms, paraded on social media and flooded the phone lines of lawmakers.

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