Central Florida dignitaries and politicians reacted late Monday to news that a draft opinion involving the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling circulated among Supreme Court Justices earlier this year indicating that a majority of them at that time supported overturning the case that legalized abortion nationwide, according to a report published Monday night in Politico.
Some shared their position on the ruling being overturned, while others reacted to the news leaking.
Read their responses below:
Rep. Anna Eskamani
Rep. Val Demings
“Striking down Roe v. Wade and taking away a woman’s right to make her own decisions is appalling and dangerous. We refuse to go back to being treated as second-class citizens whose personal decisions are made by politicians like Marco Rubio, who has fought relentlessly against the right of Florida women to control their own destiny. Women deserve an end to the constant politicization of our basic, fundamental rights. Let me be clear: I will always stand up, speak out, and fight to codify Roe v. Wade into law, no matter what.”
Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried
Sen. Rick Scott
Sen. Marco Rubio
Former Gov. Charlie Crist
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