ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando Rep. Anna Eskamani said she’s not surprised after the draft opinion, leaked to and reported by Politico, shows a majority of the Supreme Court in favor of overturning Roe v. Wade.
Eskamani, along with other Democratic lawmakers, called the leak a “wakeup call” for Americans.
“We will not go back. We will not go back to wire hangers. We will not go back to women dying in back-alley abortions. We need to unite and we need to make sure our voices are heard,” Rep. Robin Bartleman said on Tuesday.
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If the draft holds, states could regulate their own abortion laws or ban abortion completely.
In April, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill that bans almost all abortions in Florida after 15 weeks of pregnancy.
“HB5 implementation date is July 1, so we would see a lawsuit be filed probably in the next few weeks,” Eskamani said.
Several Florida Republicans weighed in following the leak on Monday night.
Sen. Marco Rubio wrote on Twitter Monday night:
“The next time you hear the far left preaching about how they are fighting to preserve our Republic’s institutions & norms remember how they leaked a Supreme Court opinion in an attempt to intimidate the justices on abortion.”
Sen. Rick Scott also wrote on Twitter:
“The Supreme Court’s confidential deliberation process is sacred & protects it from political interference. This breach shows that radical Democrats are working even harder to intimidate & undermine the Court. It was always their plan. The justices cannot be swayed by this attack.”
Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida is set to hold a rally for abortion rights outside of Orlando City Hall on Tuesday at 5 p.m.
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