Florida Clergy Lawsuits Abortion Ban Over Religious Freedom

On Monday, clergy from five different religions filed a lawsuit against the state of Florida, claiming that a new law criminalizing the majority

abortions in the state after 15 weeks of pregnancy violates their rights to religious freedom.

The five distinct cases, filed in Miami-Dade County, say that the state’s ban limits their capacity to counsel congregant

accordance with their religions because Florida law forbids counselling or inciting a crime.