Florida is a pro-life state. Governor DeSantis and the Florida legislature respect unborn life and do all they can to protect it.
But because surrounding states have limits on late-term abortion that Florida does not have, Florida has become by default an abortion epicenter in the southeast.
The “Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” would put Florida on par with its surrounding states, and also draw it closer to international human rights standards. The United States is one of only seven countries in the world that permit elective abortion past 20 weeks.
It’s time for Florida to cut this common tie with countries like China and North Korea!
Twenty-three American states have already passed such a law to assert a state duty to protect their most vulnerable. Florida must be next!
In 2019 there were 915 late term abortions in Florida at 20 weeks or later. That’s the equivalent of 15 school buses full of children missing in Florida in just one year. This puts Florida in the company of New York and New Jersey in the top tier of states that allow late-term abortion.
Old notions that unborn babies cannot feel pain are now refuted by a growing body of scientific evidence. The published scientific literature shows that unborn babies can experience pain at 20 weeks probable gestational age.
Polling released in 2019 shows 76% of Florida voters – including 64% of Democrats, 75% of Independents, 77% of women, and 53% of self-described pro-choice voters – support a law prohibiting late-term abortions (only 24% support allowing late-term abortions).
Tell Governor DeSantis, your state Senator and your state Representative to stop late-term abortion in Florida! The Florida legislature runs through April 2021. They must act to protect babies and their mothers from brutal late-term abortions.