When Abortion Opponents Turn Lies Into Laws, Women Pay The Price

Florida women pay the price when abortion opponents turn lies into laws. Health care is pushed out of reach, doctors are told how to practice medicine, and women are denied the ability to make their own decisions. These laws shame, pressure, and punish women while violating rights in the process. Learn more and take action to protect abortion rights today.

Sign The Petition To Support Abortion Rights

I support abortion rights for all Floridians and oppose efforts to create barriers to affordable, accessible abortion care.

For too long, Florida policymakers have enacted obstacle after obstacle to prevent women from exercising their reproductive rights. Whether it’s arbitrarily contrived waiting periods, burdensome requirements on abortion clinics, patients and their doctors, or efforts to defund organizations that provide abortion care, enough is enough.

These restrictions are medically unnecessary and designed only to restrict access to abortion care and shame women. I stand with Florida women and for reproductive rights for all Floridians.

Lies Are Being Turned Into Laws.

The Florida Legislature has enacted a gauntlet of restrictions that seek to shame, pressure and punish women, and block access to abortion care. For example:

Unnecessary Ultrasounds

A 2011 law forcing doctors to provide and women to undergo a mandatory ultrasound before being able to obtain abortion care, usurping the medical judgment of health care providers and ignoring women’s wishes.

Unnecessary Delays

A 2015 law imposing a medically unnecessary mandatory delay on women seeking abortion care and forcing them to make an additional, unnecessary trip to the clinic, making care more difficult to access even though the vast majority of women have already made up their mind before they make an appointment.

Unnecessary Regulations

A 2016 law imposing multiple restrictions on abortion providers and women seeking care, including imposing onerous and unnecessary regulations on qualified health care providers​ designed to prevent them from providing abortion care and cutting off support to clinics that offer comprehensive reproductive health care.

A recent analysis by the National Partnership for Women & Families and Progress Florida Education Institute of abortion restrictions introduced in the Florida Legislature in 2016 found that 64% of the abortion restrictions introduced in the Florida Legislature were based on lies about abortion safety and the trusted health care professionals who provide abortion care; and 100% of the abortion restrictions introduced share the same goals: restrict access to abortion care and shame women.

Learn More at LiesIntoLaws.org

What Abortion Care In Florida Should Be.

A large majority of people agree that when politicians turn lies into laws, it's bad medicine and bad policy. A 2016 nationwide survey conducted by the National Institute for Reproductive Health asked voters about their views on abortion policy. More than 7 in 10 voters want a woman’s experience having an abortion to be respectful, supportive, affordable, available in her community, and without pressure.