KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Governor Ron DeSantis is in Kissimmee, where he is expected to sign Florida’s abortion ban bill into law.
In March, the Florida Senate passed House Bill 5, which prohibits abortion after 15 weeks.
The bill also clarifies the term “gestation” to provide a more commonly understood and medically acceptable measurement of development, and expands programs to reduce fetal and infant deaths.
Sponsors of the bill said they chose the 15-week threshold because it’s the same time frame as an abortion ban passed by the state of Mississippi.
That ban is currently before the U.S. Supreme Court, which has yet to hand down a ruling.