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

by | Apr 14, 2022

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

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.”

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