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Florida judge blocks 15-week abortion ban set to take effect on Friday

A Florida judge temporarily blocked the ban on abortion 15 weeks after it was set to begin on Friday.

Planned Parenthood, the American Civil Liberties Union, and abortion providers have filed proceedings that obstruct the law, alleging that they violate the state’s constitution.

Leon County Judge John C. Cooper said he would rule from the bench and issue a written injunction after two days of debate.

State officials are expected to fight the decision.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a 15-week abortion ban earlier this April. A significant reversal of the Roe v. Wade case by the Supreme Court last Friday.

The decision opened the door for the state to call for a complete abortion ban, but DeSantis has yet to show plans to do so.

Parties opposed to the 15-week ban opposed legislation, claiming that the Sunshine State Constitution guarantees the right to abortion.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a 15-week abortion ban in April of this year prior to the Supreme Court’s serious reversal of the Roe v. Wade case.
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Planned Parenthood, the American Civil Liberties Union, and abortion providers have filed proceedings that obstruct the law, alleging that they violate the state's constitution.
Planned Parenthood, the American Civil Liberties Union, and abortion providers have filed proceedings that obstruct the law, alleging that they violate the state’s constitution.
Jeffrey Woo / Tampa Bay Times via AP
Parties opposed to the 15-week ban opposed legislation, claiming that the Sunshine State Constitution guarantees the right to abortion.
Parties opposed to the 15-week ban opposed legislation, claiming that the Sunshine State Constitution guarantees the right to abortion.
CRISTOBAL HERRERA-ULASHKEVICH / EP

Their legal objection was based on the 1980 amendment, which guarantees a wide range of rights to privacy. The State Supreme Court previously interpreted these rights as including access to abortion.

Under the new law, violators can face up to five years in prison.

Victims of rape and incest are not tax exempt and only apply to women whose lives are at risk from pregnancy.

Florida judge blocks 15-week abortion ban set to take effect on Friday

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