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Florida Gov. Scott signs late term abortion bill

Florida Gov. Scott signs late term abortion bill

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Abortions will be illegal in Florida if a doctor determines that the fetus could survive outside the womb.

Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill Friday that redefines that state's current third trimester abortion ban.  Current law prohibits abortions after 24 weeks of pregnancy unless the mother's life is at risk.

The new law will require woman to have a doctor determine whether a fetus is viable before having an abortion.  The law takes effect July 1.

It keeps an exception if a mother's life is at risk or to prevent irreversible physical impairment of a mother's major bodily function.

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