Kathy Castor tweets against Alabama abortion bill

The U.S. Representative for Florida’s 14th congressional district, Kathy Castor, tweeted several times this past week in response to Alabama Governor, Kay Ivey signing into law the Alabama Human Life Protection Act on May 15. 

The law bans abortion for any reason other than to “avert (a mother’s) death or to avert serious risk of substantial physical impairment of a major bodily function” (mental or emotional health would not qualify).

Representative Castor, a staunch abortion rights advocate, tweeted several times the day after:

How much disdain do they have for women to say that if you are raped that you must give birth?! We will not allow them to roll back a generation of progress for women and their families – we must and we will fight back.

She continues

GOP is out of touch in their extreme attempt to overturn Roe v Wade & have no empathy for the difficult circumstances that sometimes surround decisions to terminate a pregnancy. If that’s not enough it also makes criminals of Drs who provide basic health care to women.

and then again

I fear for & stand w/ women in opposing outrageous violations of the right to make personal health care decisions. I trust women, families & their Drs. to make decisions relating to family planning & reproductive health, not male politicians who want to control our bodies

finally

Stand up for women! I stand with women in opposing this violation of the right to make personal health care decisions. We can’t allow them to roll back our hard-won progress for women and their families! Add your name

In the 2018 election cycle, Rep. Castor received $1,000 in contributions from Planned Parenthood.

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