Is Florida Next After Texas Abortion Ban Proceeds?
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 2, 2021
DELRAY BEACH, FL – On a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has refused to block a new Texas law that bans abortion as early as six weeks into pregnancy. Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus President Stephen Gaskill issued the following statement on the ruling:
“Floridians have a right to be concerned. Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has allowed the Texas abortion ban to take effect, it’s only a matter of time before Florida follows suit with similar legislation. In his effort to pander to the farthest-right contingent in the Trump universe, Governor DeSantis has already pledged his support to overturn Roe v. Wade and anti-choice legislation is a sure bet for his 2022 legislative session wish list.
“Legislation that enables his authoritarian tendencies, disregard for sound policies on COVID-19, and lack of compassion for anyone not like him have been hallmarks of DeSantis’ tenure. Women and minorities, already experienced with DeSantis’ lack of empathy, should take note: Prepare for this battle, and the fight for the Governor’s Mansion. The only way to end DeSantis’ so-called leadership and preserve the right to control your own body is to defeat him next November.”
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