SHOT/CHASER: DeSantis Brags About Extreme Abortion Ban as Women Suffer
May 5, 2023
Ron DeSantis is boasting about his new extreme abortion ban that bans abortion before many women know they’re pregnant, while Florida women with potentially life-threatening pregnancy complications are being denied care. Needless to say, DeSantis is doubling down on his anti-abortion extremism as he continues to try to out-MAGA the 2024 field.
SHOT: Ron DeSantis said today about his latest extreme abortion ban, “That was something that we were very proud to do.”
DeSantis: “Well, our protections for life are protections for unborn child when there’s a fetal heartbeat. And then there’s exceptions for rape, incest, and the life of the mother. 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.”
CHASER: The abortion ban Ron DeSantis signed last year 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.”