When Abortion Opponents Turn Lies Into Laws, Women Pay The Price
We 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.
Lies Are Being Turned Into Laws
Bans On Abortion
Like their counterparts in Georgia and Alabama, Florida politicians have repeatedly tried to pass bans on abortion at arbitrary points in pregnancy. Some of these bans would have gone into effect before most women even know they are pregnant. Anti-abortion politicians often used fake science – claims that the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists dispute – to try and mislead Floridians.
In 2011, Florida politicians passed a 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.
Endangering Young People
Adding insult to injury, anti-abortion politicians are also targeting our young people with cruel and arbitrary restrictions. Their forced parental consent arguments conveniently leave out the fact that most young people do talk to their parents about their options, and those that don’t are typically facing violence or eviction if their parents find out. This is yet another example of harming those who are the most vulnerable – and politicians should be ashamed.
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. Research conducted by the National Institute for Reproductive Health shows that more than 7 in 10 voters want a woman’s experience accessing abortion care to be respectful, supportive, affordable, available in her community, and without pressure.
Fight Back! Join the Florida movement to support abortion rights.
Let’s ensure that access to abortion is not burdened by medically unnecessary restrictions. We will join together in unprecedented numbers to protect access to comprehensive reproductive health care including abortion.