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National Right to Life Praises Governor Ron DeSantis and Florida Right to Life

Apr 14, 2022 | 2022 Press Releases, Press Releases, Press Room

WASHINGTON —Today, Governor Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) signed CS/HB 5 “Reducing Fetal and Infant Mortality.”

The legislation will protect unborn children from abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy (almost four months) except for severe fetal anomaly or to save the mother’s life or prevent a serious risk of substantial and irreversible physical impairment of a major bodily function of the pregnant woman other than a psychological condition.

National Right Life’s state affiliate, Florida Right to Life, worked with state legislators to see this protective law enacted. The Honorable Lynda Bell, president of Florida Right to Life, was present at the signing ceremony.

“We praise Governor Ron DeSantis, the pro-life members of the Florida state legislature and Florida Right to Life for all of the hard work that went into seeing this legislation become law,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life. “No unborn child should suffer and die from an abortion. Florida’s law will protect unborn children and their mothers from the horrors of abortion.”

Founded in 1968, the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of affiliates in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia and more than 3,000 local chapters, is the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots pro-life organization. Recognized as the flagship of the pro-life movement, National Right to Life works through legislation and education to protect innocent human life from abortion, infanticide, assisted suicide and euthanasia.