Committee members pass resolutions on reproductive rights

2021-11-10 03:47:32 By : Mr. Tom Zhou

Tallahassee, Florida (WTXL)-Nearly 40 people signed an opinion, allowing commissioners to vote for or against a resolution that protects and strengthens Florida citizens' reproductive health rights, including the right to abortion.

Many people who came to the podium opposed the resolution.

"Abortion is not only immoral," Chase Bryant said. "It's guilty, it's evil, it's wrong, it's despicable, it's disgusting."

After the reproductive operation, Alice Ball staggered towards the microphone.

"I underwent laparoscopic bilateral tubal ligation, which meant that both of my fallopian tubes were removed," Bauer said.

She is asking for the support of the committee members.

"If I were exposed to it in the first place," Ball said of abortion, "I wouldn't have such accumulation of scar tissue. I don't have to remove my tube in order to be able to live safely."

Mayor John Daley, commissioners Jeremy Matlow and Jack Porter voted in favor of the resolution, while commissioners Curtis Richardson and Diane Williams-Cox opposed.

"I fully support a person's choice of how to deal with their body, and I don't want anyone to misunderstand my statement or my position in this regard," Williams-Cox said. "I just don't think we have a role or power to do anything meaningful. The legislature will even listen or take it seriously."

About six weeks after a Texas policy banned abortion, the matter recently became the center of national discussion.

In Florida, Governor Ron Desantis said: “I have a 100% record of supporting life, and I was very supportive of it when I was in college and signed the governor of supporting life.”

Mayor Daley requested that the final resolution reflect the votes of individual board members.