Thanks to Trump, Florida’s Extreme Abortion Ban Will Rip Away Access to Care for Women Throughout the South

With another of Trump’s extreme abortion bans going into effect in Florida, access to reproductive care will be ripped away from millions of women not just in Florida, but throughout the South. This wouldn’t be possible without Trump proudly “killing” Roe v. Wade, and he and his MAGA allies are actively plotting to take this agenda nationwide and ban abortion in all 50 states.

“Donald Trump is responsible for the extreme abortion ban in Florida and those across the country. It’s not just Florida: Women throughout the South will face the brunt of this cruel attack on their freedoms, but what’s worse is his MAGA allies already have plans to take this agenda nationwide by enacting a national abortion ban with or without the help of Congress,” said DNC spokesperson Jackie Bush. “The stakes in this election couldn’t be higher, and come November, voters in the South and across the country will head to the polls knowing that President Biden and Vice President Harris are the only candidates fighting to protect reproductive freedom.”

After Donald Trump paved the way for Roe v. Wade to be overturned, nearly every state in the South enacted an extreme abortion ban.

Alabama: “Abortions became almost entirely illegal in Alabama on June 24. A 2019 state abortion ban took effect making it a felony to perform an abortion at any stage of pregnancy, with no exceptions for pregnancies caused by rape or incest.”

Arkansas: “Arkansas bans nearly all abortions after Roe v. Wade overturned”

Georgia: “Georgia abortion ban remains in effect after state Supreme Court ruling”

Kentucky: “Abortion is banned in almost all circumstances.”

Louisiana: “Louisiana abortion ban preserved after lawmakers kill bill to call public vote”

Mississippi: “How abortion ban has impacted Mississippi one year after Roe v. Wade was overturned”

Oklahoma: “Abortion is banned in almost all circumstances.” 

South Carolina: “South Carolina’s new all-male highest court reverses course on abortion, upholding strict 6-week ban”

Tennessee: “Amid uncertainty and anger, Tennessee’s abortion ban takes effect”

Texas: “Teen pregnancies on the rise for the first time in 15 years after Texas bans abortion, study shows.”

Women across the South will lose critical access to reproductive care because of Florida’s extreme abortion ban.

The 19th: “Florida’s new restrictions will chip away at the little abortion access left in the South”

Capital B: “Since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned 1973’s Roe v. Wade decision last summer, access to abortion in the South has become increasingly limited. It’s a region where many of the country’s strictest abortion laws have taken hold, largely pushed by Republican lawmakers.”

Associated Press: “‘A six-week ban is a really substantial shock to practical abortion access across the South,’ said Caitlin Myers, an economics professor at Middlebury College in Vermont who studies abortion access.”

CNN: “If Florida’s high court rules to restrict abortion access there, it would affect more than a third of abortions in the South and nearly 1 in 10 nationwide.”

Trump not only brags about overturning Roe v. Wade he is proudly taking credit for extreme abortions bans throughout the country.

Trump: “For 54 years they were trying to get Roe v. Wade terminated, and I did it, and I’m proud to have done it. … Nobody else was going to get that done but me, and we did it, and we did something that was a miracle.”

Trump: “After 50 years of failure, with nobody coming even close, I was able to kill Roe v. Wade, much to the ‘shock’ of everyone … Without me there would be no 6 weeks, 10 weeks, 15 weeks, or whatever is finally agreed to. Without me the pro Life movement would have just kept losing. Thank you President TRUMP!!!”

Rolling Stone: “Trump Claims Credit for All Abortion Bans”

Business Insider: “Trump boasts he’s ‘proud’ about his role in overturning Roe v. Wade, the issue that has become ballot-box poison for Republicans”

Rolling Stone: “Trump Says He’s ‘Proud’ to Have ‘Terminated’ Abortion Rights”

Trump campaign radio ad: “And Trump nominated conservative judges, leading to Roe v. Wade being overturned.”

FWIW: “This week, we found more evidence that the Trump campaign has no interest in ‘moderating’ on the issue of abortion. On Monday, his team began running new Facebook video ads targeting voters in Iowa, referring to Trump as ‘THE MOST Pro-Life President in history.’”

Trump: “I’m the one that got rid of Roe v. Wade, and everybody said that was an impossible thing to do. I put on three Supreme Court justices. Very few people have had that privilege or honor.”

Trump: “Getting rid of Roe v. Wade was an incredible thing for pro-life because it gave pro-life something to negotiate with. Pro-life had absolutely nothing, being stuck in Roe v. Wade, to negotiate with. … And look, everybody that was president wanted to get rid and tried to get rid of Roe v. Wade … For fifty years, this has been going on. I was able to do it, and I was very honored to do it.”