Vote for Choice: Florida’s Future Hangs in Balance

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People gather outside the Florida Supreme Court, where justices heard arguments on a proposed ballot issue regarding abortion on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2024 in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Brendan Farrington)
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In another striking blow to reproductive rights, the Florida Supreme Court has solidified a 15-week abortion restriction and more severely activated a draconian six-week ban signed into law by Governor Ron DeSantis.

The harsh measure, set against the backdrop of ongoing national debate, significantly curtails women’s autonomy over their health decisions. In a simultaneous decision, the court did allow a November ballot amendment that could enshrine abortion rights in the state constitution, giving Floridians a chance to reverse these restrictions.

President Joe Biden vehemently criticized the court’s decision as outrageous, highlighting the dire consequences for women’s access to essential health services in Florida and beyond. He lambasted these extreme laws for jeopardizing women’s health and freedom, emphasizing that such measures intimidate healthcare providers with the threat of incarceration for delivering professional medical care.

The ban, which significantly heightens the stakes for the upcoming election, spotlights the ongoing battle over reproductive rights.


Click play to listen to the report from AURN White House Correspondent Ebony McMorris. For more news, follow @E_N_McMorris & @aurnonline.

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