Extremely restrictive law comes into effect in Florida this Wednesday

Extremely restrictive law comes into effect in Florida this Wednesday
Extremely restrictive law comes into effect in Florida this Wednesday

Florida will now prohibit any voluntary termination of pregnancy after six weeks, compared to fifteen weeks previously. While the right to abortion is one of the subjects dominating the presidential campaign, the State is seeing an extremely restrictive law in this area come into force this Wednesday, and Vice-President Kamala Harris herself is expected on site to be indignant about it.

As President Joe Biden had already done a few days ago, she should attack Republican Donald Trump, making him responsible for the bans or restrictions on voluntary terminations of pregnancies decided by many American states for two years.

“Voters will hold Trump accountable”

Kamala Harris intends to “discuss the harm done by abortion bans at the state level, and hammer home: ‘It was Trump who did that’,” said the campaign team of the American president and his running mate. . The 59-year-old vice-president, the first woman, and first African-American and Asian-American person in this position, has made numerous trips and declarations on this theme in recent months.

“The voters will hold Trump accountable,” Joe Biden assured on April 23. The 81-year-old Democrat also went to Florida, this southeastern state, one of the most populous in the country, which twice voted overwhelmingly for Donald Trump, and where his campaign team is almost taken aback. dream of an electoral feat in November.

The Republican regularly congratulates himself on being at the origin of the spectacular reversal of jurisprudence of the Supreme Court in June 2022. The institution, to which he had given a very conservative composition, had then shattered protection at the federal level of the right to abortion, returning responsibility to the States.

Florida in tune with nine other states

Before Wednesday, Florida was a refuge for women in the southeast of the United States, a region where bans or restrictions have multiplied. Nine southern states have implemented such measures. Like Florida, Georgia and South Carolina have set a limit of six weeks of pregnancy, a stage at which many women do not yet know they are pregnant, underline associations defending the right to abortion.

The Florida Supreme Court confirmed the entry into force of this law in April, but at the same time returned the final decision to voters. The latter will vote in November, at the same time as the presidential and legislative elections, on an amendment guaranteeing the right to abortion in the south-eastern state.

The voluntary termination of pregnancy has almost always been a politically hot topic in the United States, although, according to polls, the majority of Americans are in favor of the right to abortion.

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