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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Florida political consultant Bryan G. Rudnick, of Alliance Strategies Group, Boca Raton offered a response to Biden’s statement regarding the reversal of Roe.

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.

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