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Florida Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Arguments Against 15-Week Abortion Ban

The Florida Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments against the state’s 15-week abortion ban, a decision that comes as Florida’s lawmakers are likely to discuss further restrictions on abortions in the 2023 legislative session.
HB5 has been challenged by Planned Parenthood, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and other abortion providers, arguing that the state’s Constitution protects the right to abortion.
On Monday, the court declined to immediately block HB5 while the lawsuit proceeds, thereby leaving the 15-week abortion ban in place. However, it accepted the plaintiffs’ request to hear their arguments in the case against HB5. The court will now schedule oral arguments through a separate order….

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