Fr. Pavone: Florida 15-week bill would put abortion policy closer to most nations outside U.S.

TITUSVILLE, FL — “My state will be closer to most of the nations of the world in abortion policy if the law protecting babies after 15 weeks is enacted,” Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, said today in reaction to the Florida Senate’s passage of the Fetal and Infant Mortality Reduction Act. The House passed the bill Feb. 17.

“Governor DeSantis has indicated he will sign the bill, and if the U.S. Supreme Court upholds a similar law in Mississippi in the Dobbs case, the lives of 4,000 babies in our state may be saved,” Father Pavone said. “That is encouraging news.”

Father Pavone noted that only a few nations, including China and North Korea, allow abortion as far into pregnancy as the United States currently does.

“There are many reasons why the 15-week point is a good next step in eliminating abortion in America, whether you look at the methods used, the dangers to the mother, the state of public opinion, the scientific evidence that the baby feels pain, and many other factors,” he said.

Father Pavone congratulated the bill’s sponsors, Rep. Erin Grall and Sen. Kelli Stargel, and all the pro-life legislators and activists in the state.

SOURCE Fr. Frank Pavone, Priests For Life