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Ron DeSantis Removes an Elected Official After He Stood Up To Protect Floridians Constitutional Right to Privacy

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Ron DeSantis is taking his dangerous, anti-freedom crusade to a new level by suspending elected state attorney in Hillsborough County Andrew Warren from office after he said he would not undermine Floridians’ right to privacy by prosecuting women and doctors who seek or assist in reproductive health care services.

After DeSantis signed his extreme abortion ban with no exceptions for rape or incest, Warren pledged to protect women seeking reproductive health care instead of “criminalizing decisions mothers make with their families, with their doctors,” adding, “Florida’s Constitution has a privacy right that clearly covers abortion.” Following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, DeSantis has refused to rule out even more dangerous restrictions on access to abortion.

“Ron DeSantis is so deadset on aggressively enforcing his abortion ban with no exceptions for rape or incest, he’s using his power to remove an elected official who does not want to prosecute women or medical providers,” said DGA Deputy Communications Director Sam Newton. “While DeSantis has tried to hide his dangerous and unpopular agenda from Floridians, this makes clear he wants to prosecute women for making their own personal health care decisions, along with doctors and nurses who provide reproductive care.”