DeSantis Signs ‘Heartbeat Bill’ Into Law, Protects Unborn Life At 6 Weeks

  • Florida has become the latest state to enact a heartbeat bill as Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed legislation banning abortion after 6 weeks gestation Thursday.
  • The Heartbeat Protection Act bans abortion after the sixth week of pregnancy except in cases where the mother conceived from rape, incest, or human trafficking, in which case about is allowed at 15 weeks gestation. The law also allows an exception if the life of the mother is threatened. In cases of fatal fetal abnormalities, abortion is allowed until the third trimester.
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