As the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in cases challenging Texas’ draconian new abortion law, a leading reproductive health care advocate from Florida criticized Marco Rubio for his long anti-choice record that includes supporting extreme judges who allowed Texas’ abortion ban to go into effect.
“Marco Rubio’s opposition to safe and legal abortion is fundamentally out of step with his constituents in Florida where a strong majority support Roe v. Wade and don’t want politicians taking away our freedom to make health care decisions with our doctors and families,” said Laura Goodhue, Executive Director of the Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates.
Rubio has long held extreme and dangerous anti-reproductive rights views. In an interview shortly after it went into effect, Marco Rubio defended the basis for Texas’ new anti-abortion law. He attacked Roe v. Wade, calling it a “catastrophe” with “horrifying” results and vowed to back anti-choice judges who will overturn it. Rubio has also opposed abortion in all circumstances, even in the case of rape, incest, or a threat to the mother’s life.