South Florida State Senator Prepares Abortion Prevention Bill, Week Week – NBC 6 South Florida

South Florida State Senator Prepares Abortion Prevention Bill, Week Week – NBC 6 South Florida


After the recent news broke that the U.S. Supreme Court may allow states to ban abortion, one state senator from Palm Beach County is trying to stop that from happening in Florida.

Senator Lori Berman, a Democrat from Delray Beach, told NBC affiliate WPTV-TV she will present a bill to get an abortion in the state while reversing a ban signed recently 15 weeks ago.

“The language ensures that a woman can make the choice she wants, if she wants to get birth control, if she wants to have a baby, if she wants to have an abortion, if she wants to keep her baby for adoption.” Berman said.

Berman has tried to move such bills through the Florida Legislature, but all of them were blocked by the Republican leadership in the state. He admits that his bill has a hard way ahead.

“I hope we can find a discussion, at least a discussion in Tallahassee on this issue and a hearing,” Berman said. “At least the hearing of the bill in the Senate would be good.”

A draft opinion suggesting the high court could overturn the decision of Roe v. Wade 1973 was published Monday.

Florida is already ready to ban multiple abortions after 15 weeks under a law passed by the state legislature and signed by Governor Ron DeSantis last month.

“We are here today to defend those who cannot defend themselves,” the Republican governor said at the time of the signing. “This will represent the most important protection for life that has been adopted in this state in the generation.”

The new law, which comes into force on July 1, contains exceptions if abortion is necessary to save the mother’s life, prevent serious injuries or if the fetus has an abnormal condition. It does not allow for exemptions in cases where abortions were caused by rape, incest or human trafficking.

Under current law, abortions are allowed in Florida for up to 24 weeks.

Florida Planned Parenthood officials said they are paying close attention.

“The Florida legislature has passed abortions every year for the past 10 years and I can see them trying to do more and so everyone needs to say be vigilant, we need to vote, elections are important,” said Laura Goodhue of Planned Parenthood.

Anthony Verdugo, founder and executive director of the Christian Family Coalition in Florida, agrees to overthrow Roe and says the authority should return to the states.

“I think the issue of abortion is a human rights issue, and nowhere do we ever consider the human rights of the unborn child,” Verdugo said. “Abortion will not be illegal in the United States, it will still be legal in states that choose to allow it.”