Skip to comments.Florida Enacts Abortion Law Requiring Doctors To Evaluate Foetus Survival
Posted on 06/15/2014 9:18:08 PM PDT by Steelfish
Florida Enacts Abortion Law Requiring Doctors To Evaluate Foetus Survival Governor Rick Scott signs law prohibiting women from abortions if the foetus is deemed able to survive outside the womb
14 June 2014
Florida governor Rick Scott signed nearly 100 bills into law Friday, including a ban on the sale of e-cigarettes to minors.
The Republican governor of Florida, Rick Scott, on Friday signed into law a bill prohibiting women from obtaining abortions if the fetus is deemed able to survive outside the womb.
The late-term abortion law, HB 1047, requires women seeking an abortion to consult a doctor to determine whether a fetus can survive. It replaces the current state law which prohibits women from obtaining abortions after 24 weeks of pregnancy unless their lives are at risk.
Critics say the new law further restricts womens access to abortion.
By signing this bill into law, Governor Rick Scott is taking Florida two steps backwards, Planned Parenthood's Dr Sujatha Prabhakaran said in a statement.
This law limits health exceptions and could risk womens health and lives.
One of Scott's potential opponents in this year's gubernatorial race, Democrat Nan Rich, called the law an outrage in a campaign email.
"Over the objections of nearly every group representing Florida women, this morning Rick Scott signed HB 1047, which places even more restrictions on women's access to reproductive choice," Rich said.
"Every time we let our guard down on protecting women, extremists go after our rights in Tallahassee."
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Why are they so hell bent on aborting a near term baby?
This “health of the mother” crap has been stretched so far as to render it meaningless when it includes women who claim they just can’t mentally handle having a baby
Allowing a baby to live is a “step backward” in their evil minds.
Curious to see how SCOTUS handles this.