The Florida Senate has introduced a state bill that would prohibit abortions after 15 weeks of gestation.
The bill, SB 146, is sponsored by Florida Republican Sen. Kelli Stargel.
Florida Senate Committee passes a pro-life bill that would ban abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. pic.twitter.com/3Ge29Cijex
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“These are babies,” Stargel said. “These are a separate and apart human being within that woman … and the court has long recognized important, legitimate interest (in) protecting the potentiality of human life.”
“This bill safeguards innocent, unborn children with beating hearts, who can move, taste, see, feel pain, and whose lives should be protected under the laws of this state,” she added.
The next step for the bill is the Senate Appropriations Committee.
The bill could save about 5,000 unborn babies from being killed in late-term abortions every year. https://t.co/VEO4Goo1XU
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“The measure will appear next before the Senate Appropriations Committee. It further contains provisions that would loop pregnant women into a tobacco education program, among other provisions,” Florida Politics reported.
The new bill has the potential to save thousands of young lives each year in one of the most important pro-life bills the state has considered in years.