Florida reacts to Roe v Wade ruling
Friday morning, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in a 6-3 decision in a Mississippi case known as Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.
The draft opinion for the decision was leaked in early May, renewing the national conversation on abortion and causing widespread protests throughout the country.
The decision is sure to dominate headlines throughout the country and dominate the national conversation for days or weeks to come.
Floridians from across the political spectrum offered their opinions on the historic decision this Friday.
— Florida Jolt (@FloridaJolt) June 24, 2022
Florida Representative Anthony Sabtini, R-Cocoa Beach, who is running for Congress in Florida’s 7th District, said that Florida should capitalize on the Roe reversal to pass stricter abortion legislation.
Today I sent a letter to @GovRonDeSantis & other legislative leaders calling for an emergency legislative session to pass stronger pro-life Legislation in Florida
— Rep. Anthony Sabatini (@AnthonySabatini) June 24, 2022
Liberal gun control activist David Hogg said that he was “mad as hell” and “ready to protest.”
@PolitiBunny from Twitchy had some choice words for him.
Don't worry, David, you can still get an abortion. https://t.co/YefQga1kTh
— The🐰FOO (@PolitiBunny) June 24, 2022
FloridaJolt’s own Jack Furnari foreshadowed what may happen after the landmark decision made by the Supreme Court today. Leftists have already used aggressive protest methods after the draft decision was leaked last month.
— Jack Furnari (@JackBPR) June 24, 2022
Florida Agriculture Commissioner and Gubernatorial candidate Nikki Fried made a statement using the Florida Department of Agriculture’s official watermark to condemn the decision. Leon County GOP Chairman Evan Power mocked her use of the logo.
In Florida Agriculture news….. https://t.co/ewWMQ1JYOl
— Evan Power (@EvanPower) June 24, 2022
Augustus LeRoux, a friend of Florida Jolt, and Chairman of the New York Federation of College Republicans made light of the hysteric response from the left after the Dobbs decision was released today.
Don't know who Rovey Wade is but my thoughts go out to his family.
— Augustus LeRoux (@AugustusLeRoux) June 24, 2022
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis celebrated the reversal of Roe, saying that the Supreme Court “answered the prayers of millions upon millions of Americans.” He promised to defend Florida’s pro-life laws and echoed Sabatini’s vow to expand them in the near future.
By properly interpreting the Constitution, the Supreme Court has answered the prayers of millions upon millions of Americans. pic.twitter.com/CsPFpNnUPk
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) June 24, 2022
President Trump, currently a resident of Palm Beach, took credit for the ruling due to his appointment of conservative Justices Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett. He called the decision the “biggest WIN for life in a generation”
The former President later backtracked on taking full credit for the decision during a Fox News interview, instead attributing it to god.
BREAKING: When asked whether he feels he played a role in the reversal of Roe v. Wade, former president Donald J. Trump told Fox News: "God made the decision."
— Election Wizard 🇺🇸 (@ElectionWiz) June 24, 2022
Florida political consultant Bryan G. Rudnick, of Alliance Strategies Group, Boca Raton offered a response to Biden’s statement regarding the reversal of Roe.
How does precedent not matter? How are women’s rights so easily discarded? I’m sickened. EVERYONE MUST VOTE OUT EVERY SINGLE REPUBLICAN if you care about women at all #BansOffOurBodies #WomensRightsAreHumanRights pic.twitter.com/W3gv1uc2t1
— State Senator Tina Polsky (@TinaPolsky) June 24, 2022
State Senator Lori Berman, D-Boynton Beach, took it a step further, attacking the institution of the Supreme Court itself.
“The Supreme Court, as Justice Sotomayor suggested, will never survive the stench of overturning Roe v. Wade. Never before has a Court acted with such political intent as to throw away a constitutional right held by half the country for 50 years. The delicate balance that Roe struck in observing the rights and dignity of women versus protecting the life of a viable fetus is no more. Now, a woman’s right, her future, and her dignity will be determined by whether she lives in a red or blue state.” She said.
Other high-profile Democrats used the decision as an opportunity to fundraise. They likely had fundraising e-mails written out before Roe was even reversed this morning.
Representative Val Demings, D-Fl. running for the Senate against Marco Rubio, R-Fl. did just that.
“So today I’m asking you to turn your anger into action. Guarantee an expanded Democratic majority by donating to help me defeat Marco Rubio here in Florida. Whatever you can donate at this urgent moment will ensure our grassroots campaign has the resources to send a pro-choice woman to the Senate and show extremist Marco Rubio the door. Please donate now.” She said in a fundraising e-mail.