Why Won’t Ron DeSantis Comment on Overturning Roe?
May 9, 2022
For a governor who has made his opinion clear on everything under the sun, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has refused to substantively address last week’s draft Supreme Court decision overturning Roe. While he might choose to be silent now, we already know he has an extreme anti-choice record.
Ron DeSantis has led an anti-abortion crusade and signed into law one of the most restrictive abortion bills in the country – a 15-week ban with no exceptions for rape, incest, or human trafficking.
NPR: “Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signs a bill banning abortions after 15 weeks”
NPR: “The new 15-week ban does not make exceptions for cases of incest, rape or human trafficking”
Tallahassee Democrat: “Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signs Mississippi-style abortion ban into law”
Across the country, Republican governors and legislatures are championing legislation to criminalize abortion, throw doctors in jail, and limit birth control:
Washington Post: “Miss. governor doesn’t rule out banning contraception if Roe falls”
PolitiFact: “Do Republicans want to throw doctors who break abortion laws in jail? Their plans say yes”
Politico: “Abortion bans set to take effect if Roe v. Wade is overturned could mean lengthy prison sentences for people who have an abortion, the physicians who perform them or those who help people access the procedure.”
Vanity Fair: “LOUISIANA REPUBLICANS WANT TO CHARGE PEOPLE WHO UNDERGO ABORTIONS WITH HOMICIDE”