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Debbie Mucarsel-Powell Slams Scott For Refusing To Protect IVF In The Senate

Feb 28, 2024


February 28, 2024


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Debbie Mucarsel-Powell Slams Scott For Refusing To Protect IVF In The Senate

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Miami, FL – In response to Senate Republicans blocking legislation to protect IVF, Debbie Mucarsel-Powell released the following statement.

“IVF is a miracle for hundreds of thousands of women and families who are willing to do everything they can to become parents – and today Rick Scott refused to stand up for them,” said Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, candidate for U.S. Senate. “Instead, Scott has pushed a national abortion ban in the Senate, backed Florida’s dangerous six week ban with hardly any exceptions, and did nothing as Senate Republicans blocked legislation that would protect access to IVF. Actions speak louder than words – and Rick Scott has made it clear he can’t be trusted to protect our freedoms.”

A month ago, Rick Scott said he wasn’t running from his toxic record on abortion.

  • “Scott told The Hill in an interview that he’s not backing away from his anti-abortion record and dismissed Democratic attacks related to abortion rights as ‘lies.’” [The Hill, 1/5/24]

Now, Scott is working overtime to lie about his dangerous record of supporting a national abortion ban and Florida’s dangerous banthat would ban abortion with hardly any exceptions before most women know they’re pregnant.

  • ‘She lies when she says I support a national ban. She lies when she says Republicans want to put women in jail. She lies when she says Republicans want to ban IVF,’ Scott added, referring to in vitro fertilization.” [The Hill, 1/26/24]
  • “He has disputed Murcasel-Powell’s contention that he supports a federal abortion ban, though, and again said so on Tuesday. ‘I believe it ought to be done at the state-level,’ he said. But he was less definitive on whether he supports a six-week ban.” [Florida Phoenix, 1/30/24]
  • “‘I don’t believe there ought to be a federal limitation,’ Scott said when asked about gestational limits on abortion. In 2021 he cosponsored a 20-week abortion ban, but now said his position changed after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June 2022, turning the legality of abortion to states.” [Politico, 2/13/24]


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