“Alabama is waging a war on women with their ban on abortion care: women who miscarry will be left in fear of imprisonment, physicians can be jailed for 99 years for providing life-saving medical care, and victims of rape and incest will be forced to carry any pregnancy resulting from their assault to term — no exceptions. As a rape survivor, I would not wish that trauma on my worst enemy. The right to comprehensive, safe and legal family planning is under attack and the stakes are high: women’s self-determination over her body, medical decisions, and autonomy over her LIFE. Florida women – regardless of political affiliation – we must raise our raise voices against these archaic, dangerous policies. I vow to stand up to fight and defend the right to choose in the Florida Senate. There should be no decision made about women without women, and I will be drafting a bill to ensure just that.”
About Senator Book (D-Plantation)
Lauren Book, M.S.Ed, is a Florida State Senator representing District 32 in Broward County, Florida. A survivor of childhood sexual abuse, she has spent the past decade advocating for child protection policies and created the first-of-its-kind Pre-K through Grade 12 abuse prevention and personal safety curriculum. An EMMY Award-winning television producer, twice-published author, former classroom educator, and mother of twins, she is part of a new wave of Democratic women taking politics by storm. In addition to her leadership positions within the Florida Senate, she is the only legislative member of the statewide Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Commission, developed in the wake of the Parkland tragedy to study the tragedy and make recommendations on school safety.