(RoyalPatriot.com )- Last Thursday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law new legislation banning most abortions after 15 weeks.
The Florida law permits abortions after 15 weeks in situations involving “fatal fetal abnormality.” It contains no exceptions for rape or incest. The law also allocates funds to increase the number of infant mortality review boards in the state. Previously, Florida law prohibited abortion after 24 weeks.
During his signing ceremony, Governor DeSantis emphasized that the law was only part of his pro-life agenda, pointing out that last week he also launched an initiative to promote fatherhood in the state.
DeSantis said of his fatherhood initiative that Florida wants fathers present in the home taking responsibility for their children, adding that raising children is the most important thing fathers can do.
He said the experience of holding a newborn child was one of the best experiences a human being can have. But abortion advocates want to be able to “snuff the child out” just one or two days before it is born.
“That is just fundamentally wrong,” the governor added. “This is infanticide, and that has no place.”
DeSantis was joined by a number of pro-life activists at the signing event, some of whom shared their personal experiences with regretting abortions while others spoke about adopting children who survived abortion.
Florida’s law is set to go into effect on July 1.
Watch DeSantis’ bill signing ceremony HERE.