In a shocking and quite disappointing turn of events Florida Right to Life received a statement from Susan B. Anthony List (SBA) stating in the title: “Ron DeSantis’ Position is Unacceptable to Pro-Life Movement.” The statement was attributed to the organization’s president following an interview Gov. DeSantis had with Megyn Kelly.
The following statement may be attributed to Lynda Bell, Florida Right to Life President:
I watched the entire interview, and thought DeSantis was perfect in his response. Let me be clear . . . SBA does not speak for the pro-life movement! We are still baffled as to what they saw and heard that was offensive. Their statement has a link to the interview for all to view for themselves.
I heartily encourage everyone to click here and watch “The Full Interview”! Our Governor restated his defense of all preborn life, saying, “I’ve been a pro-life governor and I will be a pro-life president.” I do not know how much clearer he could have been.
In the greatest of all ironies, SBA has pushed for a 15-week national standard that would allow almost all abortions in the U.S., while Florida passed a law protecting babies at six weeks also known as “the Heartbeat Bill.”
Recently, National Right to Life issued a white paper stating the Role of the Federal Government in the Protection of Preborn Children. We encourage everyone to read it. Considering the current makeup of Congress, it makes perfect sense. These protections include: no taxpayer funding of abortion, recognizing the role of parental involvement, making sure moms and babies are aware of Resources available to them, ensuring the CDC collects meaningful date, protecting conscious rights of health care professionals, among other very doable actions.
In Florida, our pro-life Governor DeSantis, working closely with Florida Right to Life, has signed a Parental Consent bill, last year’s 15-weeks bill (before the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe) and this year’s 6-week Heartbeat bill. I am not sure how that can be interpreted in any other way than being solidly in the pro-life camp!
Florida Right to Life is the state’s oldest pro-life organization since 1971. We have been at the forefront in the battle to defend all innocent life. We are very proud of our accomplishments and the accomplishments of our very proudly pro-life Governor.