Florida Politics reports:
Democratic gubernatorial candidate and current U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist on Friday staked a strong pro-abortion rights stand, pledging an executive order banning state agencies from interfering with abortion access.
The proposed order, which Crist said he would sign on his first day as Governor, would prohibit state agencies from doing anything to prevent abortions that would meet the standards spelled out in the now-jeopardized landmark Roe v. Wade decision.
Crist announced the move alongside abortion rights activists in Orlando, including Orlando Democratic Rep. Anna V. Eskamani, a former executive for Planned Parenthood.
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Our executive order will prohibit state agencies from:
1. restricting access to abortion
2. closing any safely operating clinics
3. working with any federal officials or states seeking to prosecute women for exercising their reproductive freedom
— Charlie Crist (@CharlieCrist) May 20, 2022