Ron DeSantis vows to appeal abortion ban ruling to state supreme court: will ‘withstand all legal challenges’


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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday announced his intention to attraction a court ruling that would block abortions immediately after 15 weeks. 

The Florida legislature passed the legislation, recognized has Dwelling Monthly bill 5, and DeSantis signed it in April. The regulation bans most abortions right after the 15th week of being pregnant except the health of the mom is threatened or except if the infant has a “lethal fetal abnormality,” according to the Washington Article. 

Leon County Circuit Judge John Cooper announced that he would problem a short term injunction in opposition to the condition abortion ban, contacting it “unconstitutional.” The decide did not draw on past week’s Supreme Courtroom determination that overturned Roe v. Wade, but instead referenced from the state constitution’s language pertaining to privacy. 

“I’m not right here to litigate abortion,” Cooper reported. “I’m here to litigate the right to privateness in Florida. I’m not listed here to litigate Roe v. Wade.” 

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Present regulation will allow abortions in Florida up to 24 months and afterwards in situations of wellbeing worries, rape or incest. 

Plaintiffs, comprised of abortion companies in the state, argued that “abortion is a fundamental right deserving of the strongest defense versus governing administration intrusion.” 

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DeSantis spokesperson Bryan Griffin explained to the Tampa Bay Times that the administration believed that the governor will enchantment the final decision up to the Supreme Court docket and that the legislation would “stand up to all lawful challenges.” 

“The Florida Supreme Courtroom beforehand misinterpreted Florida’s suitable to privacy as including a correct to an abortion, and we reject this interpretation,” Griffin mentioned. “The Florida Structure does not contain – and has by no means provided – a appropriate to kill an innocent unborn child.”

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The law is set to go into effect at midnight on Friday, and Cooper mentioned the momentary block would not get started until finally he signed an order to do so, noting that it would not materialize “immediately.” 


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