After the passage of Texas' new and controversial abortion law, pro-Choice Americans have been up in arms alongside the Biden Administration, taking the issue as far as the U.S. Supreme Court. Now, with more abortion legislative updates coming out across the country, it has been a very bad week for pro-life advocates.
Often referred to as the most conservative legislator in the Florida House, Rep. Anthony Sabatini (R-32), broke the news that Florida will not be passing a heartbeat bill this session.
Sabatini then went on to blame Speaker of the Florida House, Rep. Chris Sprowls (R), calling him a, "Milquetoast RINO," who avoided the bill because it is, "too controversial.":
UPDATE: Sad news—The Florida Legislature will NOT be passing the Heartbeat Bill this year
Because Milquetoast RINO Speaker @ChrisSprowls thinks the Bill is “too controversial”
Call every legislator or and demand the Heartbeat Bill pass NOW!
— Rep. Anthony Sabatini (@AnthonySabatini) November 1, 2021
The bill which would have been sponsored by State Rep. Webster Barnaby (R) was theorized to be modeled after the Texas bill that passed recently. However, Texas' new abortion restrictions might just meet an untimely fate.
The Texas legislation, also known as Senate Bill 8, would not allow any abortion 6 weeks after conception. These measures have triggered pro-choice advocate across the country, leading to a crowd protesting in front of the Supreme Court yesterday.
"After almost three hours of lively arguments, a majority of the justices seemed inclined to allow abortion providers — but perhaps not the Biden administration — to pursue a challenge to a Texas law that has sharply curtailed abortions in the state." - New York Times.
With the SCOTUS hearing going rather sour for the Texas abortion bill and the Florida heartbeat bill dying before it was even born, this week did not shape up to be a great one so far for anti-abortion voters.