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Senator Book, District 32 — Press Release


August 16, 2022

CONTACT: Claire VanSusteren, (352) 281-9056

STATEMENT: FL Senate Dem Leader Reacts to Court Blocked Abortion

Broward County, FL —

“It is unconscionable for the State of Florida to sentence a ‘parentless’ 17-year-old girl to continue an unwanted pregnancy after she stated she was not ready to have a baby, was pursuing her education, did not have a job, and that the father was unable to assist her. Just months shy of her 18th birthday and from legally being able to make this decision free from radical Republican overreach, I truly cannot fathom the court’s justification for finding this brave young woman ‘not sufficiently mature’ to choose what is best for herself, her body, and her future aside from pure political will or inability to separate church and state.”