How students feel about recent abortion legislation

Heydi Ortiz, News Editor


On Tuesday, May 14, Alabama passed a restrictive abortion ban law which banned all abortions except in cases where the mother’s health is at “serious” risk, with no exceptions for rape or incest. The law makes it a crime for medical professionals to perform abortions at any stage in the pregnancy and doctors could face felony jail time of up to 99 years if convicted.

Other states including Georgia, Ohio, Mississippi, and Kentucky also enacted laws restricting access to abortions with “heartbeat” laws that prevent women from having abortions once a heartbeat can be detected.

UNF students had much to say about their views on the topic.


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