REP. RANDOLPH: LEGISATION AIMS TO OUTLAW ABORTION
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Representative Scott Randolph (D-Orlando) issued the following remarks regarding the passage of six anti-choice bills in the Florida House today:
“Each of these bills chips away at women’s rights in Florida. Little-by-little, piece-by-piece, this legislature intends to completely outlaw abortion in this state,” said Representative Randolph.
“But make no mistake, HJR 1179 is a backdoor attempt to send women back to back alleys. By specifically attaching a woman's right to that of those contained in the U.S. Constitution, the majority is waiting with baited breath for the Roberts Court to return the issues of a right to privacy back to the states. When that happens, the right to choose will automatically be extinguished in the state of Florida."
“By restricting insurance coverage for pregnant women, the majority in this legislature has knowingly put these individuals in the dangerous position of having to make a very difficult choice. The repercussions of this Legislature’s actions here today will haunt the state of Florida for many years to come.”
Representative Steve Perman Supports Women’s Rights
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Representative Steve Perman (D-Boca Raton) spoke in favor of women’s right during today’s debate on House Bill 1127. The following is a portion of his remarks:
“The decision of whether or not to terminate a pregnancy is a deeply personal, private and emotionally challenging one for any woman. I believe it is absolutely inappropriate for a government, through legislation, to insert itself into that decision-making process. It is for that reason that I oppose legislative efforts to restrict or influence a woman’s right to have ultimate and complete control over her own body.”