• News
  • Celebrities
  • Finance
  • Crypto
  • Travel
  • Entertainment
  • Health
  • Others

At rally, Wasserman Schultz calls out Scott for ‘playing politics’ with women’s health

Democratic National Committee chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Pembroke Pines, spoke at a women’s health rally hosted by a Planned Parenthood affiliate in Fort Lauderdale yesterday. At the event, she expressed disappointment with state and federal policy-makers and their attempts to curb access to women’s health care, including abortion rights, this year. #

Wasserman Schultz told a large crowd of reproductive justice advocates in Florida about the various attempts by the GOP-led U.S. House of Representatives to limit access to women’s health care. #

“We have suffered the most severe attacks on women’s health since Roe v. Wade,” she said. “But we will not go back.” #

She said that she was 6 years old when the Supreme Court ruled on Roe v. Wade; the ruling currently provides abortion rights to women in the United States. Wasserman Schultz said that most of her life she never considered that this specific right could possibly be taken away. However, recent legislative action in states and in the U.S. Congress have given her a cause for concern. #

“I have never felt my right as a woman was more threatened than I do today,” she said. “This is personal.” #

Wasserman Schultz also told the many activists in the crowd they should not let the state Legislature and Gov. Rick Scott “undo everything [they] have accomplished.” #

“Tell the governor to stop playing politics with women’s health,” she said. #

Scott recently held a signing ceremony for four bills aimed at curbing abortion rights in the state. This past session, GOP legislators in Florida aggressively sought to make it harder for women to gain access to an abortion. #

One of a handful of women’s health advocates in the state legislature, state Sen. Nan Rich, D-Weston, was also present at the rally, along with some of her colleagues in the legislature. State Sen. Eleanor Sobel, D-Hollywood, and state Rep. Lori Berman, D-Delray Beach, were among those present. Rich told the crowd that Scott’s recent signing event was an effort to “ingratiate himself with zealots.” Scott invited representatives of anti-abortion groups, as well as some of the more socially conservative members of the Legislature, to the event. #

U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Boca Raton, also attended the rally. He said he witnessed Republicans in the House use the “crudest and most horrific terms” when discussing women’s health in the chamber this past year. #

Wasserman Schultz has previously said she believes the GOP’s attacks on women’s health would be an asset to the Democratic Party in 2012. #

Discussion & Comments (0)

    Recent Articles

    • Things You Should Know about North America

      Things You Should Know about North America

      Get to know more about North America.

    • Eurovision 2010 Paula Seling Unpredictable Contest

      Eurovision 2010 Paula Seling Unpredictable Contest

      Paula Seling's experience on the Eurovision stage led her to declare that "Eurovision is an unpredictable contest". Which may explain the success of the young Lena from Germany, about whom the predictions before the event did not offer much chances for victory.

    • VIPRow.me - The Best Sports Streaming Website Today

      VIPRow.me - The Best Sports Streaming Website Today

      Have you ever contemplated creating a user-friendly site dedicated to sports-related free live streaming channels?

    • Learn How To Download, Install, And Use The Xnxubd 2022 Frame App

      Learn How To Download, Install, And Use The Xnxubd 2022 Frame App

      XNXUBD 2022 Nvidia users are able to watch thousands of videos and other contents online. XNXUBD 2022 Nvidia New is a piece of software that enables people to watch videos online without having to pay for memberships. On a graphics card, the XNXubd also provides some of the best gaming and virtual reality experiences.

    • Xvideostudio Video Editor Apk Free Download For Pc Full Version In 2022

      Xvideostudio Video Editor Apk Free Download For Pc Full Version In 2022

      A new edition of the Video Editor Apk for xVideostudio.Video Studio has all the latest features, including support for multiple video download formats in HD, FHD, and even 4K resolutions.

    • 9 Best Lotion For Masturbation - Popular Choice For 2022

      9 Best Lotion For Masturbation - Popular Choice For 2022

      Masturbation is a common activity for men and women. It's a natural and risk-free way to explore your body, experience pleasure, and release sexual tension.

    • Reasons Why You Need To Stop Watching Movies From Sflix

      Reasons Why You Need To Stop Watching Movies From Sflix

      Without having to sign up or pay anything, you can watch movies online for free with SFlix. It has more than 10,000 movies and television shows.

    • Coi Leray Mom And Dad's Family History & Wife, Explained

      Coi Leray Mom And Dad's Family History & Wife, Explained

      Coi Leray Collins (born May 11, 1997) is a rapper from the United States. Leray started publishing songs to SoundCloud in 2014, and in 2018 she released her breakthrough track "Huddy" as well as her first mixtape, Everythingcoz.

    • Listen And Download Music On MyFreeMP3 For Free

      Listen And Download Music On MyFreeMP3 For Free

      Are you in a bind and looking for a place to obtain free mp3 songs? Never again will you need to bother, since this article has everything necessary to obtain your solution. Download free music from MyfreeMP3.com, one of the world's most popular websites.