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Statement from FDP Chair on GOP’s Filing of a Texas-Style Abortion Bill

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September 22, 2021
For Immediate Release
Contact: Maurizio Passariello
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Statement from Florida Democratic Party Chair Manny Diaz on GOP State Representative’s Filing of a Texas-Style Abortion Bill

This morning Republican Florida State Representative Webster Barnaby filed a Texas-style abortion ban that would prohibit abortions in the state after a fetus’s heartbeat has been detected. The bill (HB 167) would empower private individuals, not state authorities, to enforce the proposed law.
In reaction to this appalling development, Florida Democratic Party Chairman Manny Diaz issued the following statement:
“This morning’s filing of a Texas-style anti-choice bill is as outrageous as it is unsurprising. The GOP’s radical and abject hostility to women’s reproductive and health care rights has been on display across the nation for decades. And now a bunch of men are getting ready to launch an all-out assault on women’s rights and are willing to deputize and reward bounty hunters to enforce their control over women’s lives. 
“With the implementation of Texas’ unconscionable anti-choice vigilante bill, and the Supreme Court’s decision not to rule on it immediately, it was only a matter of time before Florida Republicans rushed to assault a woman’s right to make her own health care decisions. Women have a right to decide what happens in their lives, to their lives.
“Let me be absolutely clear, the Florida Democratic Party will mobilize down to the last woman and man in our ranks; we will exhaust every resource, contest every legislative maneuver and join every battle necessary to ensure a woman’s right to choose in our state. If Republicans attempt to bring Texas’ shocking and radical anti-abortion bill to Florida, we will give them the fight of their lives.”

~~Kari Lerner, Lee County DEC State Committeewoman

FDP New Ad Hitting Republicans On Health-Choice Hypocrisy

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“September 15, 2021
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Contact: Maurizio Passariello
maurizio@floridadems.org
‭+1 (786) 285-6398

FDP Releases New Digital Ad Hitting Republicans On Health-Choice Hypocrisy and GOP Legislators’ Reported Plans to Bring Texas-Style Anti-Abortion Legislation to Florida

Today, the Florida Democratic Party released a new digital ad highlighting the inherent hypocrisy in the Republican Party’s position regarding vaccination mandates while they look to restrict. The ad warns legislators against any attempt to pass a Texas-style anti-abortion law in Florida.

 

The video, entitled “My Body, My Choice,” begins with clips of GOP Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Texas Senator Ted Cruz speaking about their purported support for freedoms as it pertains to medical decisions.

The ad then establishes the inherent hypocrisy in their words as Republicans across the country intensify their assault on the Supreme Court’s Roe versus Wade decision, which in 1973 affirmed a woman’s right to choose to have an abortion without government interference. It closes by warning Republicans that if, as reported, they follow through with plans to bring a Texas-style anti-abortion law to the state, they would encounter ferocious opposition from Democratic legislators.

“The Florida Democratic Party has a clever message for Floridians- we will fight for women’s rights today, tomorrow, and always,” said Marcus Dixon, Executive Director of the Florida Democratic Party. “Our latest ad shows the fight ahead if the Florida Legislature moves forward with any Texas-style legislation that strips women of their right to choose what happens with their bodies. As Senate Democratic Leader Lauren Book says in the ad, ‘attempts to do that here in the State of Florida will be fought with fierce, fierce, fierce opposition.’ The Republican’s deeds and hypocrisy will be exposed and voters will be reminded of their actions through 2022.”

To view the new digital ad, click below.

~~Kari Lerner, Lee County DEC State Committeewoman

Mike & Kari would like to thank you for your votes and hope to assure all, whether or not you voted for us, that we will make every effort to be transparent and accessible to the Democrats of Lee County. The mission of the Florida Democratic Party and the Democratic Party of Lee County is to elect Democrats up and down the ballot. Although they may not always agree, Kari & Mike both pledge that all decisions will be made with that mission as the determining factor and welcome your input.

 Kari Lerner: karillerner@gmail.com

 Mike Bonacolta: mikebonacolta@gmail.com

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