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National Right to Life Praises Florida Senate for Passing Bill that Protects Unborn Babies at 6 Weeks Gestation

Apr 4, 2023 | 2023 Press Releases, Press Releases, Press Room

Florida Right to Life Praised for Its Work

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Yesterday, Florida’s SB 300, The Heartbeat Protection Act, passed the full Florida Senate in a vote of 26 -13.

The following is a statement from National Right to Life President Carol Tobias,

We praise the Florida Senate for passing Florida’s Heartbeat Protection Act. A compassionate society protects preborn children with heartbeats.  We commend the Florida Senate for recognizing the humanity of these innocent little ones and encourage the Florida House to pass the bill as well.

We also praise Florida Right to Life, National Right to Life’s state affiliate, for its dedication and hard work in seeing this law passed.

The following is a statement from Lynda Bell, president of Florida Right to Life,

This bill will help protect babies and their mothers. It will keep Florida from becoming an ‘abortion tourism’ state and follows in the footsteps of surrounding states that have passed similar laws. Florida’s bill also provides needed support for pregnant women. This is a great day for babies and their mothers.

Florida’s SB 300 protects unborn babies at 6 weeks gestation except in cases involving the life of the mother or in medical emergencies. The bill also has exceptions in cases of reported rape, incest, or human trafficking or if there is a fatal fetal condition.

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.