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WHAT THEY’RE READING: “GOP, Sen. Scott struggle to navigate politics of IVF”

Jul 08, 2024

WHAT THEY’RE READING: “GOP, Sen. Scott struggle to navigate politics of IVF”

Rick Scott continues to lie to voters about his anti-IVF record. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell will continue to hold him accountable.

Orlando Sentinel: GOP, Sen. Scott struggle to navigate politics of IVF

  • Even anti-abortion politicians like Scott are anxious to distance themselves from the less popular stances some abortion opponents are taking, while Democrats raise the specter that IVF and contraception could indeed be targeted if Republicans win in November.
  • “He’s basically doing what is politically convenient for him right now and not what Floridians’ values represent,” said Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, a Democrat running to unseat Scott. “He’s trying to win his reelection. He understands he is facing a real threat.”
  • A day after he voted against the legislation protecting IVF,Scott unveiled an ad titled “Grandpa” proclaiming his support for the treatment.
  • Mucarsel-Powell said Scott had an opportunity to do that with the Right To IVF Act, but he and all but two of his Republican colleagues voted to block it from moving forward.
  • Scott has praised the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2022 decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, which established a constitutional right to an abortion. That ruling paved the way for Florida state lawmakers to pass a six-week abortion ban, which DeSantis signed into law in 2023.
  • In an April 2023 social media post, Scott wrote he would have signed the six-week abortion ban if he were governor. Earlier this year, he told The Washington Post he will vote against a November ballot initiative protecting abortion rights in Florida.

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