Florida Republicans eye further abortion restrictions after big gains in the Legislature

Florida Republicans eye further abortion restrictions after big gains in the Legislature

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Just days after Republicans won supermajorities in the Florida Legislature, the state Senate is considering stricter abortion limits during the upcoming legislative session.

Incoming Florida Senate President Kathleen Passidomo (R-Naples) on Friday said she would support restricting abortions after 12 weeks of pregnancy as long as there are exceptions for victims of rape and incest. Florida currently bans the procedure at 15 weeks but allows no exceptions except to save a mother’s life, prevent serious injury or if the fetus has an irregularity that is fatal.

“I want the exclusions for rape and incest, and other than that I don’t have a dog in the fight,” Passidomo said du...

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