The Florida Supreme Court on Jan. 23 agreed to hear Planned Parenthood’s lawsuit attempting to overturn the state’s 15-week abortion limit but declined to stay the law while the case is pending.
Four justices voted against the stay; one, dissenting, voted for it.
The Reducing Fetal and Infant Mortality Law, which Gov. Ron DeSantis signed in April 2022, provides exceptions, including saving the mother’s life, preventing severe and irreversible impairbortionAment, and if a not-yet-viable child has a “fatal fetal abnormality.” The law, which amended existing abortion law, also mandates reporting on the use of abortion-inducing drugs and if human trafficking is given as a reason for the abortion.
Planned Parenthood and other abortion advocates sued on June 1, arguing the law violated privacy rights contained in the state constitution. Read more…