The Tampa Bay Times reports:
Gov. Ron DeSantis signed Florida on to an effort to have two of the most important abortion cases in U.S. history overturned by the nation’s highest court.
In a Thursday brief, DeSantis, along with eleven other Republican governors, argued the Supreme Court should reconsider past decisions on the 1973 case Roe v. Wade and the 1992 case Planned Parenthood of Southeast Pennsylvania v. Casey.
If the Supreme Court, which currently has a 6-3 conservative majority, were to overturn those cases, abortion law could be left up to individual states — which could then choose to ban the procedure or regulate it in a way not legal under current Supreme Court precedent.
Well there you have it folks.@GovRonDeSantis is an anti-abortion extremist who doesn’t think I have the capacity or deserve the right to make decisions about my body or pregnancy.
Also it wouldn’t “lower the temperature” Governor — it would strip away my bodily autonomy. https://t.co/iunmxpQhY9
— Rep. Anna V. Eskamani 🔨 (@AnnaForFlorida) July 29, 2021
Twelve Republican governors filed a brief asking the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade. The states include:
• South Carolinahttps://t.co/JER2v4reXA
— Axios (@axios) July 29, 2021
Hundreds of Republican lawmakers, including 12 governors and 228 members of Congress, filed a set of amicus briefs Thursday urging the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade and restore states’ power to ban abortion access. https://t.co/nTm9YhURBs
— Yahoo News (@YahooNews) July 29, 2021
A dozen Republican governors urged #SCOTUS to overturn Roe in an amicus brief they filed today. It’s incredibly enraging, but it’s also just bad strategy. Efforts to ban abortion are unpopular in every single state across the country. https://t.co/bNBVhGjRmb
— NARAL (@NARAL) July 29, 2021