A new report in Business Insider has revealed the details of Marco Rubio’s dangerous anti-choice agenda. From criminalizing doctors for providing reproductive health care to supporting legislation to giving women’s spouses the right to intervene in their personal health care decisions, a campaign questionnaire Rubio filled out shows exactly what policies he wants to implement to restrict Floridians’ freedom to get the health care they need.
See below for highlights from Business Insider’s new report:
Like many Senate Republicans, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida says he’s “pro-life” but has avoided calling for a national abortion ban in the wake of the Supreme Court’s opinion overturning Roe v. Wade.
But in a 2010 questionnaire, then-first-time US Senate candidate Rubio was far more explicit about the types of abortion restrictions he’d support.
He backed a constitutional amendment to ban abortions unless a pregnancy is life-threatening, and said he’d support a bill to give spouses the right to be notified and intervene before an abortion.
Rubio hasn’t made any comments that show he would no longer support the measures in the questionnaire.
Rubio also has cosponsored bills not on the questionnaire. They included a bill that would ban abortion nationally after 20 weeks, and levy criminal penalties on doctors who don’t comply, as well as legislation that would obligate doctors to get consent from parents for minors who travel across state lines for abortions.
Rubio agreed with overturning Roe and has consistently opposed abortion. But he sidestepped a question from Insider in May asking which national abortion laws a Republican-controlled Senate should support.