Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has vowed to examine the possibility of Texas’ ‘Heartbeat’ bill in his own state after the Supreme Court ruled in its favor.
As The Hill reports:
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) says he will “look more significantly” at a fetal heartbeat abortion ban after the Supreme Court declined to block a similar law in Texas.
“What they did in Texas is interesting and I haven’t really been able to look at enough about it,” DeSantis told reporters, according to Local 10 News.
“They’ve basically done this through private right of action. So, it’s a little bit different than how a lot of these debates have gone, so we will have to look. I am going to look more significantly at it,” he continued.
The Texas law, which went into effect Wednesday, effectively bans almost all abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which is often six weeks after a woman becomes pregnant.
The law contains a provision which allows private individuals to sue anyone suspected of procuring an abortion after 6 weeks of pregnancy.