Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried (D) has directed words at Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R), arguing that “DeSantis won’t miss an opportunity to restrict reproductive rights when it’s presented.”
In a donation letter sent to supporters, Fried slammed the Florida Governor, saying that “while the state was distracted with an outrageous spike in COVID-19 cases, the Governor signed a bill that requires parental consent before minors can have abortions.” She added that “this was just oen day after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana law that could have left the state with just a single abortion clinic.”
Fried expressed that “this unconstitutional law is dangerous for already at-risk young people and is clearly a strategic move toward overruling Roe v. Wade,” noting that the state of Florida needs “to keep fighting these extreme GOP attacks on our ability to control our bodies.”
The Agriculture Commissioner and Florida Governor have butted heads since they were elected to their respective offices, and the criticism comes at a time when the sunshine state has experienced record-breaking spikes in coronavirus cases. As well, nationally, abortion rights have been prominent in the political discussion as both Democrats and Republicans have contended the issue.