Gov. Ron DeSantis sign HB 5

Gov. Ron DeSantis signs HB 5, a bill reducing the number of weeks before a woman can no longer receive an abortion from 24 to 15 weeks. Exemptions involving the jeopardy of the woman's and fetus health and viability are included. The bill was signed at Nación de Fe, April 14, 2022, in Kissimmee.

KISSIMMEE  |  Staffers and volunteers of JMJ Life Center, directors for respect life for the Orlando Diocese and the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops, and Bishop John Noonan were among the dozens of pro-life advocates present as Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed CS/HB 5 into law April 14, 2022. 

The governor signed the bill at Nación de Fe in Kissimmee, which is very close to the JMJ Life Center, and spoke about the bill along with legislators. The legislation, which was passed across straight party lines in the Florida legislature, is titled “Reducing Infant and Fetal Mortality,” and includes provisions to improve infant health and analyze and reduce fetal and infant mortality. During the conference, the governor stated 11 more county-based committees would be funded to study how to reduce infant mortality in those respective counties. Other counties across the Sunshine State already have those committees established.

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