Fla. Gov. DeSantis Signs 6-Week Abortion Ban

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The Facts

  • On Thursday, Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill to ban abortions after six weeks of pregnancy.

  • The signature followed closely behind the state Senate's approval in a 26-13 vote. The state House had passed it 70-40 earlier this month.

The Spin

Democratic narrative

DeSantis continues to describe Florida as a "citadel of freedom,” but in reality, he’s waging war on freedom of the press, free enterprise, academic freedom, and reproductive freedom. DeSantis is considering running for president, but if his continued restrictive policies are anything to go by, he will struggle considerably to gain the support of a majority of Americans.

Republican narrative

DeSantis has fulfilled his promise to defend life in Florida, while this bill also allocates an extra $25M in funds for pregnancy centers around the state. Together with pro-life lawmakers and advocates, DeSantis has expanded the protection of unborn children and provided help to mothers across the state, proving that DeSantis gets things done.

Metaculus Prediction

Political split



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