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Tracking: 6-week Abortion Ban

Status of Florida's 6-week abortion ban

Last updated: Mar. 28, 2023

By Senator Erin Grall and Representative Jenna Persons-Mulicka

HB7/SB300 Description

Bans abortion after 6 weeks

  • If the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest, abortion is banned after 15 weeks.
    • The bill requires a significant burden of proof for survivors of violence: a restraining order, police report, medical record, or other court order or documentation.
  • Criminal penalties remain the same in this bill: second degree felony for physicians.

Expands the anti-abortion fake clinic program

  • The bill would grant an additional $25 million per year in recurring funds to fund anti-abortion clinics, which currently receive $4.5 million annually in state funding.

Clarifies the prohibition on telehealth for abortion

  • “ A physician must be physically present in the same room as the woman when the termination of pregnancy is performed or when dispensing abortion-inducing drugs including, but not limited to, medical abortions. Any medications intended for use in a medical abortion must be dispensed in person by a physician and may not be dispensed through the United States Postal Service or by any other courier or shipping service”

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