(PartiallyPolitics.com) – Following the overturning of Roe v. Wade and the abortion restrictions that went into effect in the South last June, Florida became one of the top destinations for out-of-state abortions.

However, the new Republican supermajorities in Florida have proposed a change in the abortion restrictions in the state. Currently, the state has banned all abortions after the 15th week of pregnancy, however, the new proposal would ban all abortions after the sixth week of pregnancy.

Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis, who is widely suspected to be a 2024 presidential contender, has reportedly said that he would put the bill into law after it passes the Florida Legislature.

Over the past year, abortion-seekers in the South have frequently traveled to Florida in order to end pregnancies that had hit the six-week restrictions point. According to the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration data, there were 6,708 out-of-state abortions last year. That marked a 37 percent increase from 2021.

Planned Parenthood spokeswoman Clara Trullenque had told Politico that in the past few months, their health centers in Tallahassee and Jacksonville have received an increase in patients that have traveled from states where abortion access is more restricted. She added that additional staff and extended hours have helped ensure that all patients can receive the care they need.

According to the report, there is an increase in money for abortion that has entered Florida.

A Woman’s Choice VP Amber Gavin of Jacksonville, Florida, added that specialized funding is available in order to help ensure that people would be able to access the funds for the care that they need.

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