DeSantis’s Newest Endorser Wants a Total National Abortion Ban
May 9, 2023
Ron DeSantis just picked up an endorsement from Congressman Bob Good, an anti-choice extremist who wants a complete federal abortion ban. Good’s endorsement comes as no surprise — DeSantis himself has repeatedly supported extreme anti-choice measures, and signed an abortion ban last month that bans abortion before many women know they are pregnant. Today’s endorsement is yet another reminder that if MAGA Republicans like Ron DeSantis get their way in 2024, they will ban abortion nationwide.
Bob Good has championed a total abortion ban at the national level.
Axios: “Rep. Bob Good (R-Va.), who is championing a total abortion ban co-sponsored by more than 160 House Republicans, said, ‘We need to do what our base sent us here to do and what is the right thing to do, which is to ban all abortion.’”
DeSantis has a long history of supporting extreme anti-choice legislation, and signed an extreme six-week abortion ban last month that he now brags about.
Tampa Bay Times: “Late Thursday night, in a private ceremony in his office, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill to ban most abortions after six weeks of pregnancy. … His office announced the signing in a highly unusual news release sent out after 11 p.m., then updated his schedule to say the ceremony happened at 10:45 p.m.”
DeSantis: “Well, our protections for life are protections for unborn child when there’s a fetal heartbeat. … And that was something that we were very proud to do. It’s going to save a lot of lives in Florida, and it was the right thing to do.”
DeSantis’s latest abortion ban came on the heels of an abortion ban he signed in his first term with NO exceptions for rape or incest that is already creating a horrifying reality for women in Florida and across the South.
Washington Post: “Two friends were denied care after Florida banned abortion. One almost died.”
Orlando Weekly: “Middle school-aged incest victim was turned away from Florida abortion clinics under 15-week ban”
CNN: “Florida law allows abortions after 15 weeks if two doctors confirm the diagnosis of a fatal fetal abnormality in writing, but doctors in Florida and states with similar laws have been hesitant to terminate such pregnancies for fear someone will question whether the abnormality was truly fatal. The penalties for violating the law are severe: Doctors can go to prison and face heavy fines and legal fees.”