The Florida bill, opposed by Democrats, passed the Senate on March 15 after a 23-15 vote.
It does not include exceptions for mental health, rape, human trafficking or incest — each having been shot down by House and Senate Republican legislators.
Exemptions apply, as noted in the bill, if the fetus has a fatal abnormality, or the mother may die or suffer from “irreversible physical impairment.”
Florida had the third-highest abortion rate in the United States in 2019, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with 71,914 procedures performed that year.
The state previously permitted abortions through the second trimester, making it a draw for patients coming out of state to Florida for the procedure.
Breaking the new law has consequences for violating physicians, including a $5,000 fine and up to five years in prison.