Florida Senate OKs Six-Week Abortion Ban

  • The Florida Senate passed a bill on Monday to ban abortion after six weeks of pregnancy.
  • The bill provides exceptions of up to 15 weeks of pregnancy in cases of rape, incest, and human trafficking.
  •  Such a ban would still need to secure passage in Florida House before its reaches the desk of GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis.
  • The upper chamber backed the ban 26-13, with two Republicans opposing its passage.
  • Republicans hold a supermajority in the House, which is slated to take up the issue next week.
  • DeSantis has voiced support for the measure, and it is likely to become law.
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