Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is one of the most popular governors among Republicans these days for opening up the state of Florida and leading the way in taking a freedom-based approach to COVID that has protected seniors and kept the death rate lower than states with stringent lock-downs.
But the governor and possible 2024 presidential candidate is also popular because he takes a solid pro-life position opposing abortion.
DeSantis was one of the featured speakers at the Susan B Anthony List’s Pro-Life Leaders Summit in Palm Beach, Florida, on Monday night. There, DeSantis encouraged Americans to keep fighting abortions up to birth, which is the current mantra of Joe Biden and the Democrat Party.
The governor said he wanted to pro-life Americans to know he has a “clear message that we will do everything we can to protect the unborn.”
“Building a culture of life requires us to champion policies that fight for our most vulnerable”‘ the excerpt read. ‘Today is about applauding the tireless work of advocates like the Susan B. Anthony List team who defend life with vigor.”
DeSantis touted his record of appointing judicial conservatives to the Florida Supreme Court, saying he favored state Supreme Court justices who “respect the rule of law and religious liberty.”
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In fact, last year, DeSantis chose Jamie R. Grosshans, a pro-life attorney from the Orlando area, to fill a vacancy on the state’s highest court.
Grosshans has a strong conservative record and has worked with the Alliance Defending Freedom and the Central Florida Christian Legal Society. In addition to doing pro bono work for pro-life pregnancy resource centers, she and her husband also have been advocates for young girls who are being pressured into aborting their unborn babies.
When it comes to protecting unborn children from abortion, DeSantis has put his money where his mouth is. Last year, DeSantis signed a pro-life bill to require parental consent on abortion, even though leading abortion advocates like Planned Parenthood opposed it.
Dr. Grazie Pozo Christie says that, as a physician, she knows the bill DeSantis signed will help young girls.
“It is welcome news that Florida is now set to become the sixth state to require both parental consent and notice before minor girls can get an abortion,” she says. “Ensuring that a child’s parents are involved before any medical or surgical procedure is performed on a minor patient makes sense in any state.”
“In Florida, though, it makes extra sense. Florida is home to a huge immigrant population, many of them undocumented and vulnerable, and special care should be taken to protect these vulnerable girls. Surprisingly, abortion is often excluded under existing commonsense parental consent laws, even though it is an invasive surgical procedure with significant potential for harmful complications,” Pozo said.