Ron DeSantis Makes Clear He Supports a National Abortion Ban
September 29, 2023
During Wednesday’s debate, Ron DeSantis made clear, yet again, that he would sign a national abortion ban. DeSantis is an anti-choice extremist who has spent his career pushing to rip away women’s freedoms — including signing one of the strictest abortion bans in the country as governor of Florida — so it comes as no surprise that he wants to take his extreme anti-abortion agenda nationwide.
During Wednesday’s debate, DeSantis said he would sign a national abortion ban.
New York Times: “DeSantis Says He Would Sign a 15-Week Abortion Ban as President”
ABC News: “In an easily missed moment during Wednesday night’s chaotic GOP presidential primary debate, Gov. Ron DeSantis said he would sign a federal 15-week abortion ban.”
DeSantis has repeatedly said he would support federal abortion restrictions as president.
Radio Iowa: “On Saturday at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition event, you said as president, you would support abortion restrictions at the state and the federal level. Would you sign the nationwide 15-week ban that the Faith and Freedom Coalition supports?
DeSantis: “So I’ve said from the beginning of this, as president, you put pro-life legislation on my desk, I’m going to look favorably and support the legislation.”
DeSantis: “As president, I’m going to welcome pro-life policies across the board at both [state and federal] levels.”
Tucker Carlson: “You signed a ban on abortion after six weeks in Florida. Would you do the same as president, nationally?”
DeSantis: “Well, I’m very proud to say Kim Reynolds is here and she signed a great heartbeat bill today. We were able to do that in Florida. We had a lot of opposition to that. I’m proud to have been a pro-life governor and I will be a pro life-president, so of course I want to sign pro-life legislation.”
DeSantis: “Dobbs returned the issue to the elected representatives of the people. And so I think that there’s a role for both the federal and the states.”
DeSantis: “I’m a pro-life governor. I’ve signed pro-life legislation. I’ll be a pro-life president. … Of course, there’ll be executive actions.”
DeSantis in April signed an extreme law banning abortion in Florida before many women even know they’re pregnant — one of the most restrictive in the country.
NBC News: “Ron DeSantis quietly signs Florida’s 6-week abortion ban into law”
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 also signed into law a different abortion ban — with no exceptions for rape or incest — last year that has created a horrifying reality for women in Florida.
Orlando Weekly: “Middle school-aged incest victim was turned away from Florida abortion clinics under 15-week ban”
Washington Post: “Two friends were denied care after Florida banned abortion. One almost died.”
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.”