Immediately following last week‘s Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, Ron DeSantis vowed to continue his radical agenda of stripping womens’ reproductive rights. However, he refused to offer any specifics beyond confirming that he will “work to expand pro-life protections.”
While DeSantis dodges questions from reporters about how exactly he will further restrict reproductive freedom, his allies in the Florida Legislature are calling for an emergency session to take immediate steps to completely ban abortion with no exceptions.
Earlier this year, DeSantis signed a 15-week abortion ban, which is set to go into effect this Friday, July 1st. The law includes no exceptions for rape or incest and makes it a third-degree felony for doctors who don’t comply.
Elsewhere around the state, Republican state Rep. Webster Barnaby has said he would sponsor legislation next year that would ban all abortions, while incoming state Senate President Kathleen Passidomo said “there’s always a chance,” when asked about a complete abortion ban.
“Ron DeSantis is dodging questions and refusing to give specifics about his extreme plans to roll back reproductive rights even further because he knows how unpopular the ultra-MAGA agenda is with Floridians. DeSantis has already signed into law one of the cruelest anti-abortion access bills in the country, but Floridians deserve to know if DeSantis supports a proposed 6-week ban, banning abortion pills and more before he puts countless more women in danger,” said Florida Democratic Party spokesperson Travis Reuther.