Students for Life Action pushes through this strong Pro-Life bill in Florida

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The abortion issue is heating up in the Sunshine State.

And by sticking to their guns one Pro-Life group is showing how it’s done.

That’s because Students for Life Action just pushed through this strong Pro-Life bill in Florida.

Last year, Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law a ban on abortions after 15 weeks.

Now, by all accounts, the House is expected to pass and the popular Florida Governor is set to sign a 6 week ban on most abortions.

The confrontational politics model works again

Students for Life is quickly becoming the premiere Pro-Life group in the country.

They have worked tirelessly to protect the lives of the unborn in state after state – and their efforts are paying off.

While some so-called “Pro-Life” organizations have been backing away from good legislation and even cutting deals to make good Pro-Life laws and legislation worse, Students for Life is taking a different approach.

Their model of confrontational politics and hard-nosed no compromise activism has made great gains in a number of key states.

Most recently they were able to push through rock-solid Pro-Life legislation in Wyoming.

And now they have succeeded in getting the Florida Senate to pass a ban on most abortions after 6 weeks.

This was no easy task in the state that has become known as an abortion tourism destination.

And they dragged reluctant GOP legislators all the way to passage.

A victory for DeSantis, and for babies

Florida’s state Senate passed the bill, which if it becomes law would ban most abortions in Florida after the gestational age of six weeks, which is about four weeks of pregnancy.

Senate passage of the bill comes one year after Governor Ron DeSantis signed a 15-week ban into law. 

The new legislation, which still must pass through the Florida House, further strengthens the conservative credentials of DeSantis, who is widely considered a potential 2024 Presidential candidate.

And it only further increases his odds as the only viable alternative to Donald Trump.

As passed by the State Senate, the bill would impose restrictions on telehealth abortions and chemical abortion pills. 

It includes exemptions for women facing life-threatening harm while pregnant and also victims of rape, incest, and human trafficking.

Violent pro-abortion Democrats lash out and face justice

Passage of the bill was met with outrage by state Democrats, who stormed the Capitol grounds resulting in 11 arrests, including the arrests of two leading Florida Democrats.

Florida Democrats said state party Chairwoman Nikki Fried and Florida Senate Minority Leader Lauren Book were among those arrested.

The “Heartbeat Protection Act” passed the Florida Senate in a 26-13 vote.

Final passage was not in doubt once Students for Life was able to put enough pressure on the Senate President and key GOP lawmakers to force a vote on the legislation.

The bill states both physicians who perform abortions and those who “actively participate in” them could be charged with a third-degree felony.

Republican State Senator Clay Yarborough, one of the bill’s sponsors, said “unborn children deserve the strongest protections possible under our laws.”

The effort to pass this legislation in Florida shows the importance of the work Students for Life is doing around the country.

And highlights their ongoing efforts in states across the country to pass meaningful Pro-Life legislation in a post-Roe world. 

Pro-Life Press will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.