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Florida lawmakers introduce bill to ban abortion after 15 weeks

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By Gabriella Borter (Reuters) – Republican lawmakers in Florida filed a bill on Tuesday seeking to ban abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy, with exceptions in cases of serious medical emergencies for the mother or fatal fetal abnormalities. The bill, introduced on the first day of the Florida legislature’s 2022 session, sets the stage for a battle over abortion access expected to play out in courts and state capitols this year as the United States Supreme Court weighs a case that could overhaul abortion rights. A 15-week ban would violate the Supreme Court’s precedent in Roe v. Wade, the 1973…

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