DeSantis Clears Up Very Controversial Rumor

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( – On Wednesday Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) stated during an interview on CBS that he did not agree with abortions being criminalized in his state. As he said there is not going to be a criminal penalty for abortions and only the physicians would face penalties.

Florida’s six-week abortion ban has temporarily been blocked by a lawsuit. However, should it go into effect then felony charges can be filed against anyone who “willfully performs or actively participates” in the procedure.

DeSantis pointed out that the punishment would be for medical providers and not for the women who were looking to get an abortion. He proceeded to state that he was “absolutely” against criminalizing abortion and argued that this would not happen in his state.

DeSantis, who is also one of the 2024 Republican primary candidates has not yet disclosed whether he is in support of a national abortion ban similar to the six-week ban passed in his state, or the current 15-week law that is in place.

He has stated in the past that he is going to be a “pro-life president” and proceeded to question how it would be possible to have a similar ban advanced through the federal government.

Abortion is going to be one of the key issues in the 2024 presidential race, with all of the Republican candidates stating that they are anti-abortion with some even promoting the possibility of a national ban. Both former Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) have expressed their support for a 15-week abortion ban across the country.

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