Nov. 2: To HB265 and the brave warriors fighting for reproductive justice:
Deciding to terminate a pregnancy is a personal decision for an individual and this month, public officials debated if parents should have to give notarized consent if their minor has a pregnancy and wants to access an abortion.
This policy will endanger those who cannot turn to their parents and do not have access to the judicial bypass system, increasing unsafe abortions, especially among already oppressed communities. This is the moment we could look back on as what led Tallahassee to re-investigating Florida’s privacy laws to remove safeguards to abortion access for anyone.
Well, we are paying attention, we will vote you out, and we will win. If you want to talk about consent, invest in age-appropriate sexual education that includes bodily autonomy and the power of healthy relationships, without politicians involved. Cheyenne Drews Orlando