To be clear, abortion is still legal up to 15 weeks in Florida. The six-week abortion ban, passed by the state Legislature and signed by Ron DeSantis in April, has not gone into effect yet, so if you or someone you know has an appointment, keep it.
Statement of Progress Florida Reproductive Freedom Program Director Amy Weintraub, on Gov. Ron DeSantis signing a near-total abortion ban
“Floridians from across the political spectrum, and all walks of life, have expressed in every way possible fierce opposition to having the right to control
Arrested: Abortion rights supporters, including Florida Democratic Party Chair Nikki Fried and Florida Senate Minority Leader Lauren Book, were arrested peacefully protesting the Near Total Abortion Ban Bill
On Monday evening, April 3, just hours after the Florida Senate passed SB 300, the Near Total Abortion Ban Bill, a group of reproductive freedom supporters gathered to sit and hold hands in a circle outside Tallahassee City Hall for a peaceful demonstration in support of abortion rights.
According to the anti-gun violence group Giffords, Florida averages one gun death every three hours and a child gets shot every 17 hours. Yet despite the epidemic of gun violence in our state, Gov. Ron DeSantis and his allies in the state Legislature are pushing a “permitless carry” bill that would allow individuals to carry loaded, concealed handguns in public areas without first going through a commonsense background check or any training.