White House calls measure that would ban abortion after the sixth week in Florida “dangerous”.
The White House has labeled as “extremely dangerous” the proposal approved Thursday by the Florida Congress that would would prohibit abortion after the sixth week of pregnancy.
The ruleapproved by the Republican majority in the House and awaits the signature of Governor Ron DeSantis, would only allow abortions after 15 weeks for victims of rape, incest or trafficking.provided they can show a restraining order, police report or other evidence.
“This prohibition infringes on fundamental freedoms and is far from the views of the vast majority of the people of Florida and the United States,” White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre said in a statement.
“The message is clear: Americans demand the freedom to make decisions about their own bodies without government interference,” she said.
Such a ban would make the state one of the most restrictive in terms of reproductive health in the country, with the opposition noting that in the sixth week of pregnancy, one is often not even aware that a person is pregnant yet.
A conservative wave against abortion in the US.
DeSantis signed an abortion ban last year. beyond 15 weeks, without marking exceptions at that time for rape or other circumstances that would now be covered, in a state that until then had been a destination for many women from neighboring states with even stricter bans, reports the CNN.
This new measure is given days After a Texas court banned one of the abortion pills. most widely used in the country, a decision that the White House itself has denounced and has been partially overturned by an appeals court.
Florida is one of the leading Republican states in the growing conservative push to repeal abortion rights in the country.which began when the Supreme Court overturned in June 2022 the legal precedent that allowed the termination of pregnancy since 1973.