Florida leaders argue over holding special session to strengthen state abortion laws

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  • Source: WKMG
  • 07/22/2022
ORLANDO, Fla. – Rep. Anthony Sabatini, a Republican who represents Lake County’s District 32 in the Florida House of Representatives, is calling for a special legislative session after the landmark Roe v. Wade decision was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court Friday.

He wrote a letter to Gov. Ron DeSantis following Friday’s historic decision, which ended nearly 50 years of abortion protection with a majority opinion penned by Justice Samuel Alito.

The ruling comes as part of the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which was a challenge to Mississippi’s law which banned abortions after 15 weeks, and cascades the decision down to the states, allowing each one to decide their own laws surrounding abortion, and potentially other reproductive rights.

“We need an emergency session. We know that Florida is allowed to go a lot further on the issue of abortion now, and so we need to start proposing stronger measures to protect the lives of the unborn,” Sabatini told News 6.
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