State Representative Daryl Campbell (D- Fort Lauderdale), along with many Floridians, was deeply saddened by the signing of HB 5 into law. In response, Representative Campbell issued the following statement:
“Today is a sad day for all Floridians as the 15-week abortion ban, HB 5, was signed into law. This is a massive setback in the fight for women’s reproductive justice and bodily autonomy. HB 5 does not only affect all women in our state, but it further marginalizes women of color. The 15-week abortion ban is an impractical and unjust bill that restricts access to reproductive health care in the state of Florida.
While we face an uphill battle in the fight for women’s choice, I will continue to be an ally in their fight for the basic human right of bodily autonomy. I stand with women across the state in firm opposition of this bad piece of legislation.”