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Florida synagogue sues over state abortion restrictions

A protester carries a sign as they attend the "Jewish Rally for Abortion Justice" rally at Union Square near the U.S. Capitol on May 17, 2022 in Washington, DC. (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)
A protester carries a sign as they attend the "Jewish Rally for Abortion Justice" rally at Union Square near the U.S. Capitol on May 17, 2022 in Washington, DC. (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

A law takes effect on June 6 in Florida that bans most abortions after 15 weeks.

The ban is being challenged on religious grounds by a Jewish synagogue in Palm Beach County. They say Florida’s law violates the right to freedom of religion and privacy in Florida’s Constitution.

Here & Now‘s Anthony Brooks speaks with former Congressmen Rabbi Barry Silver.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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