(CNN)Last weekRepublicans across the country have access to abortion in the state after the US Supreme Court rulingRoev overturnsmoving quickly to limit. Wade, Governor of FloridaRon DeSantishas so far shown little desire to respond to their urgency.
How DeSantis navigates these aspirations affects women and families far beyond the Florida border. Florida's 55 Abortion Clinics have long welcomed women from neighboring states in the South, where legal acquisition of procedures has become increasingly difficult for many years.
"There is a lot of fear and anxiety about what's going to happen," said Laura Goodhue, vice president of public policy for planned parent-child relationships in South Florida, East Florida, and North Florida. Says. "This is a real medical crisis with spillover."
Historically, Florida has had an annual abortion per capita, according to Republican Senator Dennis Bucksley, who has been at the forefront of state legislatures. It is one of the most common states. The promotion of anti-abortion said Republicans will turn to DeSantis for the next step.
"His leadership is essential to this," Baxley said.
"Our future legislative measures will inevitably depend on the resolution of these legal issues," DeSantis spokeswoman Christina Pouchau said in a statement to CNN. "We are in constant contact with the legislature as the proceedings progress and look forward to future policy plans to protect the fetus."
DeSantis decides Even so, the Democratic Party has little power to prevent it. The Republican Party controls the Legislature and the Senate with a healthy majority, and DeSantis, known for deciding the party's legislative agenda, can be recalled to Tallahassee at any time, even after the election.
Republicans "own games, build boards, build rules," said Lauren Book, leader of the Democratic Party of the State Senate.
Court formed by DeSantis
DeSantis' greatest impact on the future of abortion in Florida may already be felt.
"The next governor will probably make three appointments to the state Supreme Court, a historically free court. They are activists. They will legislate from the bench," DeSantis said. Said at the Republican Primary Association. 2018 debate hosted by Fox. "I can tell you this: I am trying to apply the law faithfully and I am in the best position to identify candidates for nomination to the State Supreme Court who are not judicial activists."
Within a year of taking office, DeSantis dramatically reorganized seven state courts, nominated by two legal scholars nominated by Democratic Lawton Chiles on the bench and by Republican Jeb Bush. Instead of the moderates, he appointed three conservative judges. This year, another resignation of justice will give DeSantis a fourth chance to further influence the State Supreme Court. Like Trump, DeSantis screened his choice from the Federalist Association, a conservative legal body that advocates reading for textualists and originalists in the US Constitution.
"It's a huge influence," said John Stanberger, chairman of the Florida Family Policy Council, a conservative Christian organization that opposes abortion. "The court isn't just four or eight years. You're talking about 20 to 30 years ahead. I think his impact on the future is very important, quiet but powerful."
This new majority of DeSantis Appointed Courts may soon decide on the fate of Florida's 15-week abortion ban. Similar bans in other states are currently protected by a Supreme Court ruling last week, but Florida is in a unique situation. The State Constitution provides for the right to privacy, which is defined as "the right to be freed from government invasion of an individual's private life, unless otherwise specified in this document." The Florida Supreme Court has argued for decades that this privacy clause protects women's right to abortion.
Proponents of the right to abortion are not optimistic about their chances in front of this more conservative court, which has already shown a willingness to overturn the precedent set by previous judges.
"We don't think this court will see it like any other court," the book said. "Any protection is gone."
The question is how long it will take for the case to reach the State Supreme Court and make a judgment. It took seven years for the court to decide to uphold a law requiring women to wait 24 hours to have an abortion from their first doctor's visit.
It is also unclear whether the court will allow the ban to come into effect while the proceedings pass the legal system. The state-sueing abortion group is seeking an injunction to suspend execution for the time being. On Monday, a judge at the Tallahassee Circuit Court was currently considering the case and suggested that it could be bound by past State Supreme Court decisions.
Political priorities of the duel
"We are not going to sit vaguely, we just allow these various laws across the country to erode our right to privacy," Fried said. "Women are upset. Women are angry."
The new dynamics of the race after the Roe v. Wade case was eliminated, looking at what happened after November, Florida. It brings a challenge to DeSantis, who confronts the voters of. People close to DeSantis believe that an explosive victory in a traditional swing state like Florida is the best way to make a statement to participate in the 2024 Republican Presidential Nomination Contest. Stated. However, conventional knowledge suggests that voters (moderate and suburban women) needed to achieve a biased victory in Florida are also unlikely to support a drastic change to abortion access. ..
"It's about whether people believe in the coherence of their beliefs about the dignity of the coming life."
In the past, DeSantis has vowed to uphold a law to stop abortion after a heartbeat is detected, similar to the ban signed by Abbott and Reynolds. Mr. Stanberger said he expected it to be a legislative route when DeSantis and the Republicans decided to act, but it was unclear when that would happen.
Baxley said he didn't think he needed to move forward and asked state legislators to carefully consider ways to improve the outcome of pregnancy as well as to limit abortion.
"This is a very big turning point. I want to do this right," Baxley said.
Republicans were asked if they should give more power to law enforcement to punish women seeking abortion outside the state, people and businesses that support them, "everything is at the table. There is a great opportunity to change this. There is a direction, but all those ideas need to be considered. "