Cheat Sheet for Florida GOP Candidates

GOP Senate Candidates Wouldn’t Respond to Press Questions on “Marco Rubio’s ‘Anti-Women’ Abortion Position”

It’s not just Trump and Cruz anymore. Downballot candidates in Florida are getting asked about Marco Rubio’s fringe position on abortion, and they’ve suddenly gotten shy. David Jolly, Carlos Lopez-Cantera and Ron DeSantis are “silent” on whether they, like Rubio, support an abortion ban with no exceptions for rape and incest – but we don’t need the campaigns to respond to the press to know where they stand on women’s health. Here’s a cheat sheet for their out-of-step views:

·         David Jolly cosponsored a federal personhood bill that would ban all abortions and potentially outlaw certain forms of birth control and in vitro fertilization. He has voted to defund Planned Parenthood eight times and said that he would like to see Roe v. Wade overturned.

·         Carlos Lopez-Cantera voted for a bill that would have required women seeking an abortion to pay to have an ultrasound and has promised that he would vote to fully defund Planned Parenthood.

·         Ron DeSantis voted against including an exception to the 20 week abortion ban even when the health of the mother is at stake. He’s also voted to defund Planned Parenthood eight times.

“When it comes to women’s health, the Florida Republican Senate candidates and Marco Rubio are cut from the same cloth, and that’s bad news for Florida women and families,” said Lauren Passalacqua, DSCC National Press Secretary. “The single-minded crusade against a woman’s right to make her own health decisions and her ability to access basic care is dangerous and Floridians are ready to elect a senator who will respect these principles.”

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