Pro-life GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis (FL) signed a bill into law Thursday restricting abortions in the state to 15 weeks of pregnancy. The legislation is similar to a measure in Mississippi currently being challenged at the United States Supreme Court.
Predictably, DeSantis’ signing of law sent liberal pro-abortion activists, lawmakers and organizations into a frenzy.
Liberal pro-abortion activists, including former Gov. Charlie Crist, cited the age-old arguments that laws aimed at protecting the unborn are intended to “[police] women’s bodies” and are “unconstitutional.”
However, Mississippi’s case at the Supreme Court could overturn Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. A decision is expected this summer. In the meantime, Florida joins a slew of other states, such as Arizona, Idaho, and this week, Kentucky, in creating laws protecting the unborn.
Pro-abortion Florida gubernatorial candidate Nikki Fried called the legislation protecting unborn children “despicable” and said its a “frustrating day” for women. Another candidate, Mike Harvey, who is running for the Florida Senate, vowed to fight the “unconstitutional” law.
Left-wing media outlet Occupy Democrats called the law an “all-out war on women.”
But, as Giancarlo Sopo points out, Florida’s new law falls in line with abortion laws in most European countries, where abortion is typically limited at 12 to 15 weeks of pregnancy.
This is an excerpt from Townhall.
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