Florida Republican lawmakers propose a six-week abortion ban

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By Gabriella Borter and Joseph Ax (Reuters) – Republican lawmakers in Florida filed bills on Tuesday to outlaw most abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, a ban that would severely undercut abortion access in the U.S. South if passed by the state’s Republican-controlled legislature. The bills, filed on the opening day of the legislature’s 2023 regular session, make exceptions for rape and incest cases but not explicitly for the life or health of the pregnant person. Florida Republicans, including Governor Ron DeSantis, have signaled their wish to further curtail abortions in the state after l…

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