Today, over 450 health care professionals spanning many medical specialties sent a letter to Florida lawmakers, including Governor Ron DeSantis (R, FL), opposing H.B. 5 and S.B. 146, legislation that would ban abortion care at 15 weeks. This arbitrary, dangerous, medically misinformed legislation is moving quickly through the state legislature. The letter makes clear: medical experts are firmly opposed to abortion bans.
We see first-hand the harm arbitrary restrictions on abortion care cause our patients
As the letter perfectly states, “As health care professionals, we see first-hand the harm arbitrary restrictions on abortion care cause our patients. Whether our patients are ready to build or create their family, already parenting, or have decided not to continue a pregnancy, all of them share something in common–they are making thoughtful, at times difficult, decisions about their health and well-being. Each of them must have access to high quality health care, including abortion care, without political interference, barriers or delays. You must act to put an end to this legislation. The health and well-being of Floridians and the communities we care for depend on you.”