Rep. Jeffries: Florida ‘Ground Zero’ in Abortion Fight

House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., said on Tuesday that in light of the recent Florida Supreme Court Decision, the Sunshine State has become the principal battleground for the fight over abortion rights.

“Florida is now ground zero in the fight to protect a woman’s freedom to make her own reproductive health care decisions,” Jeffries said during a House Democratic leadership meeting held Tuesday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

On Monday, the court upheld the state’s 15-week abortion ban but also left open the possibility of the procedure being protected by a ballot measure to be voted on in November.

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