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Bill passed for more restrictions on abortions
Governor Scott signed a bill that puts more restrictions on abortions.
A new law will make an abortion illegal if a Doctor decides that a woman's fetus could survive outside the womb.
The National organization for women has spoken out against the legislation since it was proposed.
"The Governor and most of the leadership in the legislature are anti-woman, they don't trust women to make our own decisions when it comes to our reproductive health," said Barbara Devane, with the National Organization for women.
Abortions are prohibited under current law after 24 weeks of pregnancy unless the mother's life is at risk.
The new law goes into effect July 1st.
The new law also keeps an exception if a mother's life is at risk or to prevent irreversible physical impairment of a mother's major bodily functions.