Florida bans abortion for 6 weeks
in April, DeSantis signs into law Prohibition of abortion after 6 weeks. The six-week ban will only go into effect if the state’s current 15-week ban is upheld by the state Supreme Court.
Exceptions to the ban are allowed for rape and incest victims who provide evidence such as police reports. Some Republican lawmakers, including South Carolina Republican Rep. Nancy Mace, believe the six-week ban is too draconian, giving rape victims prescience to preserve evidence or file reports with authorities. I doubt if there is any light.
“Protecting the fetus if a heartbeat is detected is probably what nearly 99 percent of pro-life supporters support,” DeSantis said at a bill-signing press conference earlier this month. “This has been enacted in other states, including Iowa, led by Governor Kim Reynolds.”
Former President Donald Trump, DeSantis’ biggest rival for the Republican nomination, said: said in an interview with digital news startup The Messenger.“If you look at what DeSantis did, a lot of people don’t even know if he knew what he was doing.” Many in the Life Movement feel that is too harsh.”
Rep. Byron Donald (R-Florida) danced to the idea on NBC’s “Meet the Press” when asked if he would sign the bill if he were governor.Donald openly said He would be interested in running for Governor of Florida.
“Honestly, that’s an issue we have to deal with with Congress,” Donald said Sunday.
White House Press Secretary Carine Jean-Pierre said in a statement that the ban was “extreme and dangerous” and that the administration “will continue to fight to protect access to abortion and defend reproductive rights.” rice field.
Prohibition of gender-affirming care for minors and expansion of the “don’t say you’re gay” law
early this month, DeSantis signs into law A bill to ban gender-affirming medical treatments such as puberty blockers and hormone therapy for transgender youth. The governor also signed into law a bill to expand the state’s custody rules, which was criticized by critics for “don’t say you’re gay.”
Groups of Parents of Transgender Children Immediately Challenge the Gender Affirmative Care Act, Urgent Request to Federal Court to prevent its implementation.
of Governor also signs extension The ‘Don’t Say You’re Gay’ bill includes a ban on school officials asking students for their preferred pronouns and restricts school officials from sharing pronouns with students if they “do not match” their gender. is
At a press conference ahead of the bill being signed into law, DeSantis said teaching children that they can be “anywhere” “isn’t right anywhere, but it’s not right especially in Florida.”
“Florida’s ‘don’t say gay’ bill is outrageous and absurd, but now they’re inexplicably extending it to 12th grade,” said Sen. Bob Menendez, DN.J. wrote on twitter. “Children have the right to feel safe and supported in school. As Americans, we must reject these harmful policies and make inclusive education a priority.”
‘Don’t Call Me Gay’ Bill Incites Congressional Republican Copycat Actions submitted a bill to ban Use of “Federal funds for the development, implementation, promotion, or funding of sexually oriented programs, events, or literature for children under the age of 10, and for any other purpose.”
Florida Education: DEI Programs, Pronouns, AP Courses
last week, Mr. DeSantis signed the bill Prohibits colleges and universities in Florida from funding most diversity, equity, and inclusion programs.
“Florida is out of its game,” DeSantis said during the bill signing at the New College of Florida in Sarasota. “If you want to do something like gender ideology, go to Berkeley. Go elsewhere.”
The governor said such programs are aimed at instilling left-wing ideologies in students and that educational institutions should be free of political bias.
The NAACP has issued a formal statement. Recommendation to refrain from traveling This is in response to what the group described as Mr. DeSantis’ “aggressive attempt to erase black history and limit diversity, equity and inclusion programs in Florida’s schools.” .
In response to the bill, Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom said: Subtly attacked DeSantis on Twitter.
“ICYMI: Last year, six UC campuses ranked among the top 10 public universities in the United States, with UC Berkeley and UCLA tied for first place, and all nine UC undergraduate campuses in the top 45.” tweeted the Governor of California.
Shortly after DeSantis opposed the University Commission’s African-American AP course, Congress agreed to spend a total of $2.8 million We are developing our own program for students to take the “classic exam” instead of the SAT or ACT.
In February, hundreds of people, including black lawmakers and clerics, demonstrated at the Florida State Capitol against the DeSantis administration, and civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump threatened to sue for the governor’s refusal of the course. rice field.
Unauthorized Concealed Carry
Florida residents will be able to carry concealed guns without a permit Based on the bill DeSantis signed last month.
DeSantis signed the bill because he believes “no government permit is required to exercise your constitutional rights.”
“They don’t care about our kids,” Newsom said in an interview on MSNBC’s Inside With Jen Psaki. “If they did, they would ban these damn weapons of war. They would conduct background checks that require common sense.”
“It is shameful that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed the hidden carry bill behind closed doors without a permit in the aftermath of the tragic school shooting,” added Jean-Pierre. “This is contrary to common sense gun safety.”
Congressman Maxwell Frost (Florida) said in a statement“Florida Republican leaders decided the NRA was more important than the people of Florida.”
“Let me be clear, if this bill gets passed, Floridians will die,” Frost said.
Feud with DeSantis and Disney
DeSantis signed a bill in February that ended Disney’s autonomous status, and a few months later a new bill that gave the board the power to void development contracts Disney had previously agreed to.
DeSantis sought to end Disney’s special privileges that have been held for more than half a century since the company opposed its “Don’t Say You’re Gay” policy.
This week, a number of Republican presidential candidates criticized Mr. DeSantis’ handling of his ongoing feud with Disney. President Trump called the feud “so unnecessary.”
“If Disney wants to move hundreds of thousands of jobs to South Carolina and take billions of dollars with them, I’d be happy to meet them in South Carolina and tell them I’m going to introduce them to the governor and Congress.” Maybe,” Republican presidential candidate and former U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley told Fox News.
DeSantis signed a bill guaranteeing $12 million Details about the controversial program the governor used to fly immigrants from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard. The bill also requires employers with more than 25 employees to verify immigration status using a federal database known as E-Verify.
Mr. DeSantis and his Republican allies say the law sends a “message” to the Biden administration following the influx of immigrants into the state.
Rep. Darren Soto, Florida Democrat, said, “Governor DeSantis’ new anti-immigrant bill will attack Dreamers, hurt small businesses and farmers, and increase costs for families in Florida.” . said in a tweet. “Nationally, he is also very unpopular.
The Citizens League for the Unity of Latin America, a Latin American civil rights organization, issued a reminder He urged Latinos traveling to Florida to be careful when entering Florida and encountering police.
LULAC President Domingo García said: “If Abuelita or Tia accompanied us and put them in our profile, DeSantis’ enforcement rules would treat us like criminals and we just wanted to go see family and enjoy Disney World. There is no doubt that we will transfer 100 dangerous people,” he said.