The issue of abortion rights were returned to the states, and eventually, the people, when the Supreme Court of the United States repealed Roe v. Wade earlier this year. Some Florida politicians have straddled a fine line when it comes to their opinions on the matter, while others have been very clear about their positions.
In an interview this week, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., discussed his vision for the state of Florida’s abortion laws. According to Rubio, “I do not think that the dignity and worth of human existence are bound to the circumstances of its conception.”Rep. Val Demings, a Democrat running against Rubio for his Senate seat in the upcoming election, objected to the senator’s comments on social media.
She tweeted that Marco Rubio was “obsessed with removing our liberties.” Losing the right to choose puts women’s lives in danger, puts doctors in danger of being arrested, and forces rape and incest victims to carry their rapist’s seed. Similar to Demings, Democratic candidate for governor Charlie Crist has recently criticized Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis. On either side of the aisle, no one candidate in this race has actually vetoed an anti-abortion law, according to Crist.
The majority of the most prominent candidates on the November ballot have addressed the matter. Although Gov. DeSantis has made it obvious that he supports the new law, there have been occasions when he has looked hesitant to express his views on abortion. DeSantis remarked, “That 15 was incredibly difficult to attain.” We want to ensure that our efforts will be sustained.