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Tue Apr 2, 2024, 08:39 AM Apr 2

Democratic candidate calls Florida Supreme Court abortion decisions a 'game changer' in Senate race [View all]

Source: The Hill

04/02/24 8:00 AM ET

Florida Democratic Senate candidate and former Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D-Fla.) called two key decisions on abortion from the state’s Supreme Court a “game changer” for the Sunshine State’s Senate race in November.

In a memo exclusively seen by The Hill Tuesday, Mucarsel-Powell’s campaign said incumbent Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) was “vulnerable” on abortion and tied him to the state’s six-week ban on the procedure. Additionally, her campaign hit Scott over access to in vitro fertilization (IVF), saying he would take steps to “jeopardize” access to the process.

The memo comes less than a day after the state’s highest court issued two rulings, one of which upheld Florida’s 15-week abortion ban but gave the green light to a ballot measure that would protect access to abortion in the state if passed in November.

“The rulings ensure that abortion rights will be front and center on the minds of Floridians as they head to the polls this November, and Rick Scott’s support for both a national abortion ban and Florida’s cruel and extreme abortion ban are an existential threat to his reelection bid,” the memo reads. “Debbie Mucarsel-Powell is taking the fight to Rick Scott on abortion rights.”

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/4569189-debbie-mucarsel-powell-florida-supreme-court-abortion-decision-game-changer/

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