A State Representative Filed A Bill That Would Ban Abortions Once A Heartbeat Is Detected.

Jan 19, 2019
Originally published on January 20, 2019 11:23 am

A pro-life state lawmaker wants to ban abortions in Florida once a heartbeat is detected.

Republican House Member, Mike Hill, filed the bill that also makes it a third-degree felony for any physician who violates the proposed law. 

Planned Parenthood and its state organizing director, Lauren Brenzel, will rally against the bill during the Tallahassee Women's March. 

"We don't need politicians to interfere with medical decisions. Actually, in the state of Florida, intrusions like this are considered unconstitutional because they are an intrusion into individuals' medical privacy."

The bill makes a few exceptions to cases of rape, incest, human trafficking or when the mother's life is in danger. 

Today, abortions in Florida are legal up until the 24th week of pregnancy with the exception of a woman's health. If Hill's Bill passes, abortions would only be legal until the 6th week - well before many women know they are pregnant. 

To view the bill filed, click here.

Copyright 2019 WFSU. To see more, visit WFSU.

Tags: