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New York Times: DeSantis Goes Silent, “Dodges Questions on Abortion Plans”

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Following widespread coverage of DeSantis’ refusal to answer questions on his radical agenda to rip away reproductive rights following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, The New York Times is exposing his ongoing silence, writing:

Mr. DeSantis offered only a vague promise to ‘work to expand pro-life protections.’ More than two weeks later, he has yet to explain what that means.”

Reporting also highlights polling showing that “a majority of Floridians…want to keep most abortions legal.”

Before going completely radio silent, DeSantis has previously signed into law an extreme ban on abortion, with no exceptions for survivors of rape, incest or human trafficking, while also signing onto a lawsuit to overturn Roe v. Wade and voted for “the most far-reaching abortion legislation in the House in a decade.”DeSantis refused to answer key questions like:

  • Will he force a teenager who was raped to carry their pregnancy to term?
  • What does DeSantis think the punishment should be for medical providers who perform abortions – and how will he enforce it?
  • Why hasn’t he ruled out plans to ban contraception like Plan B?

DGA Deputy Communications Director Sam Newton said: “Ron DeSantis is going silent because he knows his agenda to rip away reproductive rights is deeply unpopular and too radical for Florida. He must stop hiding and start coming clean.”

Read the full story on DeSantis’ ongoing silence when it comes to Floridian’s reproductive rights here.