Florida’s Top Court Upholds Law Banning Abortion After 15 Weeks, Clears Way for Six-Week Ban

No sane woman has an abortion past 15 weeks anyway.

Upwards of 95% of abortions happen a few days after the woman finds out she’s pregnant, which is generally within 6 weeks.


Florida’s top court on Monday cleared the way for a Republican-backed law banning abortion after six weeks of pregnancy to take effect, but also approved an initiative to let voters decide whether to amend the state’s constitution to establish a right to an abortion.

In a pair of rulings, the Florida Supreme Court upheld an existing law that banned abortion after 15 weeks, and by doing so, cleared the way for a six-week ban to take effect.

However, the court also dismissed an effort by the state’s Republican attorney general to prevent an initiative from appearing on the November ballot, giving voters the chance to decide whether there should be a right to an abortion.

“We decline to encroach on the prerogative to amend their constitution that the people have reserved to themselves,” the court said in one of the rulings.

Abortion is illegal after 15 weeks in Florida under a law signed by Governor Ron DeSantis in 2022, two months before the U.S. Supreme Court overturned its landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that had legalized the procedure nationwide.

DeSantis in April 2023 signed an even stricter ban passed by the Republican-controlled state legislature starting at six weeks of pregnancy. That measure included “trigger” language that enacted the near-total ban one month after the state Supreme Court affirmed the earlier 15-month ban. At six weeks, many women do not yet know they are pregnant.

A group of Florida abortion providers including affiliates of Planned Parenthood had filed a lawsuit in 2022 challenging the 15-week ban, saying the measure violates the state’s constitution.

Donald Trump is saying he wants 16 weeks to be a national law, but that literally changes nothing. I guess it is grosser when women have these late term abortions, but basically, no women do that. It’s extremely dangerous and it doesn’t make any sense. Why would you carry the baby for months if you’re just going to kill it?

Even women are not that stupid.

Women will fight for late term abortions, just to spite men, but they do not actually do it.

The problem is any abortion at all. “Late term” abortions are a red herring, that allows abortionists to say “oh well, we’re being reasonable by allowing you to stop these late term abortions.”