FL Attorney General Ashley Moody is attempting to block abortion amendment

FDP Chair Nikki Fried calls Moody’s argument “purposefully dishonest” and “an unserious attempt to seek attention”. 

Attorney General Ashley Moody asked the Florida Supreme Court to block a proposed constitutional amendment that would limit government interference with abortion access. In response, the Florida Democratic Party has issued the following statement:

“The Florida GOP continues to undermine the rights of Floridians to amend their constitution,” said FDP Chair Nikki Fried. “Ashley Moody’s argument is purposefully dishonest and ignores that Florida voters overwhelmingly favor protecting access to reproductive healthcare. Doctors should decide what’s best for their patients — not the government.

“Abortion rights initiatives have won on every ballot since the fall of Roe v. Wade. Ashley is clearly putting her personal politics ahead of her responsibility to Florida voters, because she knows she has a losing argument. Making the announcement in an extreme far-right media outlet shows that this is an unserious attempt to seek attention for her future political career.”

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