Saturday, June 14, 2014

Abortion Outlawed in Florida for Viable Fetuses

Yesterday, the state of Florida enacted a new law (House Bill 1047) in line with the 1992 U.S. Supreme Court ruling regarding regulation of abortion of babies capable of living apart from the mother. Opponents of the law say that mothers must be permitted to decide when and if they want their babies killed, not just some licensed physician who may claim a baby is a human being with a right to live.
“Governor Scott is pro-life and was glad to sign this bill that protects the lives of children.”
-- John Tupps, spokesman for Florida Gov. Rick Scott
For background, read Abortionists Lament Ever-greater State Limits and also read Pro-life Laws Sweeping States, Roe Challenge Soon as well as Abortion Clinic Closings Set Record; Admit Defeat

In addition, read how states are cracking down on the murderous abortionists.

Also read about the desperate, go-for-broke strategy by abortionists in hopes to stem the flood of new state-level, abortion-restricting laws.

-- From "Florida governor signs new abortion restrictions" by Bill Cotterell, Reuters 6/13/14

Florida Governor Rick Scott signed legislation on Friday barring late-term abortions in cases where doctors determine an unborn child could survive outside the womb, in a move critics say further chips away at abortion rights.

Existing Florida law forbids abortion after 24 weeks' gestation, unless a woman's life or health is jeopardized by continued pregnancy.

The new law, effective next month, sets the no-abortion point at any stage of development when a doctor determines the fetus is viable.

Once fetal viability is attained, no abortion would be allowed under the new law unless two doctors certify in writing that termination is necessary to save the patient's life or to "avert a serious risk of substantial and irreversible physical impairment of a major bodily function ... other than a psychological condition."

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From "Gov. Rick Scott signs late term abortion bill" by Steve Patrick, WJXT-TV4 (Jacksonville, FL) 6/13/14

The law takes effect July 1.

The bill passed the House 70-45 and Senate 24-15 in a vote clearly along party lines.

Florida Planned Parenthood's political action committee launched a voter campaign designed, in the words of CEO Lillian Tamayo, to focus on "the wave of anti-women's health legislation."

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From "Gov. Scott Signs Late Term Abortion Bill" by CBSMiami/AP 6/13/14

Democrats opposed the legislation throughout the committee process and during the 2014 session. Rep. Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda, D-Tallahassee, is worried that doctors could be open to criminal prosecution and said different physicians can have different determinations.

Former Senator Nan Rich is running for the Democratic nomination in the race for Governor this fall. She said in a written statement that Scott’s signing is “an outrage.”

The Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops have consistently supported the legislation and said advances in medicine and technology has shown that, “some babies are capable of survival outside of the womb in the second trimester.”

“This good legislation protects our society’s most vulnerable, the unborn, and recognizes that an unborn child who is viable and can sustain life outside of the womb has a right to life,” spokeswoman Ingrid Delgado said in a written statement.

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Also read Planned Parenthood President Asks, Who Cares When Life Begins? as well as President Obama Asks God to Bless Planned Parenthood