The Associated Press reports:
A proposed six-week abortion ban received overwhelming approval from a Florida House committee Thursday as even Democrats acknowledged there’s nothing they can do to stop it from eventually becoming law.
The proposal is moving along while a 15-week abortion ban signed into law by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis last year is still being challenged. The new proposal would only go into effect if the current law is upheld and would would make it a crime to provide an abortion past six weeks’ gestational age.
Opponents said that by the time a woman finds out she’s pregnant, it’s either too late to get an abortion or there’s too little time to arrange one, especially for victims of rape and incest.
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Floridians who are raped would need to show evidence of that crime if they want an exception under the Legislature’s proposed six-week abortion ban https://t.co/g2W5fE8dqZ
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