Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has stated that banning abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy is a possibility.
On Tuesday, the first day of the Florida legislative session, Republican lawmakers filed bills that would make abortion after 15 weeks illegal.
The bills make no exceptions for rape or incest, but they do allow for exceptions if the mother’s life is in danger. Abortions will also be permitted to protect the mother from serious harm or if the fetus has a fatal defect.
On Tuesday, DeSantis told reporters that he believes a 15-week abortion ban “makes a lot of sense,” but he did not endorse a specific bill.