Florida Democratic Party Statement on Florida Introducing More Extreme Abortion Ban

Today, Florida Republicans introduced an extreme, six-week abortion ban building on their last abortion ban that had no exceptions for rape, incest or human trafficking. The bill comes after Ron DeSantis encouraged lawmakers to go even further than the state’s already restrictive 15-week ban by promising to sign what they brought forward. The Florida Democratic Party released the following statement in response to the ban:

“Ron DeSantis and radical Republicans doing his bidding are working to further restrict the freedom of Florida’s women and girls all in his attempt to boost his national profile and win over the MAGA base,” said Florida Democratic Party Chair Nikki Fried. “DeSantis has made it clear his only focus is on imposing a MAGA agenda that hurts more and more Floridians every day. This new more extreme abortion ban he called for will only make it harder for Florida’s women and girls to seek the care that they need.”

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