Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed legislation Thursday that would ban most abortions after six weeks in Florida, a move that will likely be a major talking point in the upcoming 2024 presidential election.
The new Florida law will ban abortions at six weeks but will make exemptions for rape and incest up to 15 weeks of pregnancy. However, it does not change existing exemptions for life and the health of the mother up to 15 weeks.
“We are proud to support life and family in the state of Florida,” DeSantis said in a statement. “I applaud the Legislature for passing the Heartbeat Protection Act that expands pro-life protections and provides additional resources for young mothers and families.”