DeSantis: Criminalizing women for getting abortions ‘will not happen in Florida’


lorida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) said Wednesday that he does not support criminalizing abortion in his state.

We have no criminal penalty,” he said in a CBS News interview. “The penalties are for the physician.”


lorida’s six-week abortion ban is not in effect, pending a lawsuit, but would enable the state to pursue felony charges against “any person who willfully performs or actively participates in a termination of pregnancy,” it reads.


eSantis said those penalties would be for medical providers, not women seeking care, saying he is “absolutely not” in favor of criminalizing abortion for women and that it “will

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