Before being elected to Congress, Mike Johnson tried to shut down an abortion clinic in Louisiana. After Roe v. Wade was overturned, Johnson called it a “historic and joyful” day and later expressed support for nationwide abortion ban. Now, he’s the new Speaker of the House.
If the Florida Supreme Court ultimately approves Gov. Ron DeSantis' 15-week abortion ban, which would trigger his six-week ban to go into effect 30 days later, it could disproportionately hurt Latinas in Florida.
The Republican presidential primary field is full of anti-abortion candidates, but amid massive electoral backlash to abortion bans, some candidates are attempting to backpedal or soften their stances on the campaign trail, or ignore the issue altogether.
Alejandra Rondon, Latinx constituency manager at Florida Rising, the state’s largest independent political progressive organization, talked to Floricua about the ongoing efforts to give voters the power to protect women's right to choose across the state.