Dozens of Broward voters rallied January 21 in downtown Fort Lauderdale to demand that the Republican-led Florida legislature pass a “Heartbeat Bill” in its 2023 session which opens March 7. The lifesaving measure protects unborn children from abortion once their beating hearts are detectable by ultrasound—at about six weeks gestation. The measure cut the number of Texas abortions in half after it became law in September 2021.
The Heartbeat Bill Rally
The Broward Right to Life-sponsored rally featured Janet Porter, the architect and driving force behind the Heartbeat Bill nationwide. Porter listed the 22 states which have adopted laws protecting babies from conception or once their hearts are beating. “The question that remains, ‘Where is Florida?'” Porter declared. “It’s time for Florida to keep hearts beating and to pass a Heartbeat Bill at a minimum.”
“Roe is gone, and so are all the excuses not to act,” said Porter, the founder and president Faith2Action.
Broward Right to Life executive director Tewannah Aman urged rally attendees to contact Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida legislature to urge passage of a Heartbeat Bill this year. To watch the rally and get contact information for DeSantis and Florida legislators, visit browardrighttolife.org.
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