Florida House passes GOP 15-week abortion ban
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republicans in the Florida House of Representatives early Thursday approved an abortion ban after 15 weeks, moving to tighten access to the procedure ahead of a U.S. Supreme Court decision that could limit abortion rights* in America.
*Murdering the unborn is never right. – Editor
The GOP-controlled Florida House passed the 15-week abortion ban after several hours of debate between Democrats who said the measure would impose an unnecessary burden on women and Republicans who said they were protecting the unborn.
“This is the right to life and to give up life is unconscionable to me,” said Republican Rep. Dana Trabulsy, who disclosed that she previously had an abortion but has “regretted it everyday since.”
Republicans in several state legislatures are moving to place new restrictions on abortion after the U.S. Supreme Court signaled it would uphold a Mississippi law prohibiting abortions after 15 weeks and potentially overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision. A decision in that case is expected later this year.
GOP lawmakers in Arizona and West Virginia this week advanced their own 15-week abortion bans and Republicans in other states are modeling legislation after a law in Texas which effectively banned abortions after six weeks.
Florida’s bill contains exceptions if the abortion is necessary to save a mother’s life*, prevent serious injury to the mother or if the fetus has a fatal abnormality*. The state currently allows abortions up to 24 weeks of pregnancy.
*As honest doctors have already pointed out, it is never necessary to abort [murder] a baby in order to save the mother’s life. That is a lie spread by pro abortion activists. Check out the link below to hear doctor’s testimony confirming this truth. -Editor
*The fatal abnormality line is another lie and at the best, disingenuous; as has been proven by the testimony of thousands who say their doctors told them to abort their baby because of [insert abnormality]. Thankfully, they chose to keep their baby, and it turned out the “abnormality” was made up. Also, even if it is God’s will that the baby die, or that the baby indeed has a fatal abnormality, why preempt the baby’s death? It is not anyone’s right to murder someone we think is going to die anyway. That is not mercy; it is murder, it is evil and it is wrong. – Editor
Republicans have repeatedly rejected attempts from Democrats to add additional exceptions in the bill for pregnancies caused by rape, incest or human trafficking.
“As a woman it is my right to make decisions about my body and what is in the best interest of my family,”* said Rep. Robin Bartleman, a Democrat. “God forbid* your 11 year old is raped and pregnant and you find out after 15 weeks, you don’t get to get your daughter that abortion, that’s what this law says.”
*Except the decision isn’t about your body. The baby may be in the mother’s womb, but the life of the infant isn’t the mother’s, nor is the body of the infant a part of the mother’s. The mother’s role is to nourish the gestating infant, not murder him/her. So the “my body, my choice” quip, is a lie on that front alone. And even though the baby were part of the woman’s body, murdering him/her would still be evil, as we cannot do whatever we want with our bodies. Suicide is evil as well as illegal, yet it involves people doing fatal harm to their own bodies. Still, we justify abortions with that evil saying “my body, my choice”. And how is murdering a baby (who is a part of your family) done in the best interest of your family? The murdered baby; as well as any person of good will; begs to differ. – Editor
*God forbid you murder an unborn infant because your 11 year-old girl was raped. How can you erase a great evil by committing an even greater one? Getting an abortion for your 11 year-old, does not undo the rape; nor does it even seek retribution on the culprit. The baby, innocent of the crime of rape, is effectively put to death by the state, for his/her father’s crime. That is the justice pro abortionists seek. Their master the Devil, does not crave the blood of rapists, but the souls of the unborn. So he pushes his minions to murder them. -Editor
Near the end of the House debate, a group of activists in the House gallery broke out into a chant of “my body, my choice,” forcing the chamber to pause before lawmakers cast their votes.
Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican, has previously signaled his support for the proposal. The bill now moves to the Republican-controlled Senate.