Joe Biden, Kamala Harris blame Florida abortion ‘nightmare’ on Donald Trump

'There is one person responsible for this nightmare: Donald Trump.'

The President and Vice President are respectively responding and preparing a response later today to Florida’s Heartbeat Protection Act, which bans abortion after the sixth week of pregnancy in most cases.

In a statement Wednesday morning and a speech to follow, the re-election campaign connects Florida’s strict law to the most recent former President.

“Today, an extreme abortion ban takes effect in Florida, banning reproductive health care before many women even know they are pregnant. There is one person responsible for this nightmare: Donald Trump,” said Joe Biden.

“Trump brags about overturning Roe v. Wade, making extreme bans like Florida’s possible, saying his plan is working ‘brilliantly.’ He thinks it’s brilliant that more than four million women in Florida, and more than one in three women in America, can’t get access to the care they need. Now, he wants to go even further, making it clear he would sign a national abortion ban if elected. Just yesterday, he once again endorsed punishing women for getting the care they need,” Biden continues.

“Trump is worried the voters will hold him accountable for the cruelty and chaos he created. He’s right. Trump ripped away the rights and freedom of women in America. This November, voters are going to teach him a valuable lesson: Don’t mess with the women of America.”

Vice President Kamala Harris, meanwhile, will be speaking on the topic of reproductive rights in Jacksonville at the Prime Osborn Convention Center, noting that in Florida, “at the stroke of midnight, another Trump Abortion Ban went into effect.”

“Florida, the contrast could not be clearer: under Donald Trump, it would be fair game for women to be monitored and punished by the government,” Harris is expected to say, per guidance from the re-election campaign.

Much of the Vice President’s remarks will focus on the GOP position being heedless toward women’s health concerns, including this biting line.

“This ban applies to many women before they even know they are pregnant – which tells us the extremists who wrote this ban don’t even know how a woman’s body works. Or they just don’t care.”

Harris is also expected to respond to former President Trump’s recent disclosure to TIME magazine that he would be comfortable with monitoring women’s pregnancies and his indifference toward federal legislation because the issue is with “the states” now.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • Dont Say FLA

    May 1, 2024 at 6:39 am

    Women, cut your men off until November. And then if the ballot initiative fails, cut them off till it someday passes. They need (one of) you, but you sure AF don’t them them! Be like Mrs Rhonda and catch the bzzz bzzz bzzzz

    • Impeach Biden

      May 1, 2024 at 7:32 am

      So that’s it? Dumb and Dumber (Slo & Ka Mana) can’t campaign on anything else. This is all they have to run on? Meanwhile at the gas pump, grocery store, Southern Border, city crime, world affairs, and now college campuses, chaos continues.

      • Tom

        May 1, 2024 at 7:42 am

        There’s always chaos everywhere, all the time, regardless of who is in power. That having been said, at least they’re talking about it unlike trump who just throws his hands in the air and tells the states to deal with it so nothing sticks to him one way or the other. He’s just spineless.

  • Impeach Biden

    May 1, 2024 at 9:09 am

    Tom you might find this hard to believe but I do support a woman’s right to choose. In this day of modern contraception I have to wonder how many abortions are performed and at what stage? I am against abortion as a form of birth control. Now it appears you too are a single issue voter by claiming Trump is spineless on this subject matter. I disagree with you and agree with Trump that it is up to the states and not the Federal Government to decide.

    • Tom

      May 1, 2024 at 12:48 pm

      I’m not a single issue voter at all but I think the states have become very fragmented and in Arizona, as an example, just bat crap crazy. It’s fine to push some stuff off as states rights but we are supposed to be a single unified country and some stuff should be managed federally where it makes sense and I think healthcare is one of those areas. Just my opinion and I could be wrong.

    • MH/Duuuval

      May 1, 2024 at 1:25 pm

      It’s really none of your business unless your are the putative father, and even then you should have used a raincoat.

  • rick whitaker

    May 1, 2024 at 1:17 pm

    TOM, you are right, some things are too important to let a small number of fanatic’s have control of. voting rights is another area i worry about. desantis is a danger to florida and the rest of us.

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