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Marco Rubio Has Spent Years Attacking Reproductive Freedom

With new reporting indicating the Supreme Court will overturn the decades-long precedent of Roe v. Wade, endangering reproductive freedom and the health care of millions of women across Florida and the country, it’s critical that Floridians know Marco Rubio has long pushed to take away reproductive freedom for women. 

Rubio has called Roe v. Wade a “catastrophe” and promised to support Supreme Court justices who would vote to reverse it. 

See below for key clips of Marco Rubio attacking Roe v. Wade and abortion rights over the last decade: 

September, 2021: Rubio defends Texas’ abortion law and argues against Roe v. Wade

December, 2015: Rubio says Roe v Wade “is not settled law” and “until we can get a Supreme Court to overturn Roe vs. Wade, we do everything possible…to confront it” 

August, 2015: Rubio says he “never” supported rape and incest exceptions in abortion bans 

April, 2015: Rubio says he “personally” doesn’t believe in exceptions for rape, incest, or to save the life of the woman

March, 2013: “If you do not believe that Roe versus Wade should be overturned, you are not pro-life” 

February, 2012: “Roe versus Wade is bad constitutional law. Irrespective of how you feel about the issue, it is bad law”

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