Florida Democrats Slam New Six-Week Abortion Law as Too Restrictive

House Democrats from Florida criticized the state’s new six-week abortion ban as one of the strictest limits in the country as it became effective on Wednesday.

The Democrats, including Reps. Frederica Wilson, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Lois Frankel, Kathy Casto, Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick, Darren Soto, Maxwell Frost, and Jared Moskowitz, united to issue a statement condemning the new law. They argued that individuals, not politicians, should have control over their reproductive health decisions and called the ban “draconian” and an infringement on Floridians’ reproductive freedom.

The group emphasized that the choice to have an abortion is a personal decision that should not be influenced by politicians. They expressed concerns that the law would threaten healthcare professionals and limit access to abortion services in Florida, stating that the new law “threatens” doctors and nurses who want to work in the Sunshine State.

The Democrats encouraged Floridians to make their voices heard in the upcoming November elections, urging the state to stand for the freedom of individuals to control their own bodies rather than imposing restrictions on personal medical decisions.

In response to recent rulings by the Florida Supreme Court, which allowed the six-week abortion ban to take effect and upheld a 15-week abortion ban, the Democrats expressed hope in competing for political seats in the state. They also emphasized their ongoing commitment to fighting for reproductive justice until abortion access is guaranteed nationwide.

The Democrats’ opposition to the new abortion law reflects their concerns about the impact of the strict restrictions on reproductive rights in Florida. The group’s statement highlights the potential for political battles over abortion policy in the state and their determination to continue advocating for expanded reproductive healthcare access.

Written by Staff Reports

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