For the third time in the last two years, the courts have struck down backwards, unconstitutional laws designed to attack and shame women seeking an abortion. This is #WhyCourtsMatter.
HB 19 is yet another lie waiting to be turned into yet another unnecessary law undermining women’s reproductive rights. HB 19 singles out doctors who perform abortions, subverting existing medical malpractice law, and interfering in personal medical decisions. It needs to be stopped.
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.