Rally: Pass the Lifesaving Heartbeat Bill NOW!
PASS IT NOW! Voters in Broward rallied in downtown Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, Jan. 21, to call on the Florida legislature to pass the Heartbeat Bill. The breakthrough measure protects unborn children from abortion once their beating hearts are detectable by ultrasound—at about six weeks. Heartbeat Bill architect Janet Porter told the crowd, "It's time for Florida to keep hearts beating and to pass a Heartbeat Bill, at a minimum."
Pro-life Broward voters rallied January 21 in downtown Fort Lauderdale to demand that the Republican-led Florida legislature pass a "Heartbeat Bill" in its 2023 session which opens March 7. The lifesaving measure protects unborn children from abortion once their beating hearts are detectable by ultrasound—at about six weeks gestation. The measure cut the number of Texas abortions in half after it became law in September 2021.
Porter: "Where is Florida?"
The Broward Right to Life-sponsored rally featured Janet Porter, the architect and driving force behind the Heartbeat Bill nationwide. At the rally, Porter listed the 22 states which have adopted laws protecting babies from conception or once their hearts are beating. "The question that remains, 'Where is Florida?'" Porter declared. "It's time for Florida to keep hearts beating and to pass a Heartbeat Bill, at a minimum."
"Roe is gone, and so are all the excuses not to act," said Porter, the founder and president of Faith2Action.
And she challenged Governor Ron DeSantis to take the lead by pushing publicly for passage of the Heartbeat Bill. The governor has acted to protect children in the classroom, she said. "That's great," Porter added, "but will you protect children in the womb?"