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Central Florida Democrats are preparing to help women go out of state to get abortions

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State Sen. Randolph Bracy, D-Ocoee, talks with women who attended a press conference on Aug. 17, 2022. Bracy rolled out an initiative aimed at helping women travel out of the state to get abortions done if a state ban comes to fruition.

State Sen. Randolph Bracy says he’s fundraising and looking for partners who could help pay for transportation, hotel accommodations and the abortions themselves.

State Sen. Randolph Bracy says Florida could soon ban abortions outright. During a press conference Tuesday, he rolled out an initiative aimed at helping women travel out of the state to get the procedure done if a ban does come to fruition here. 

Bracy, an Ocoee Democrat, says he’s fundraising and looking for partners who could help pay for transportation, hotel accommodations and for the abortions themselves. 


Bracy’s sister LaVon Bracy Davis says the Greater Orlando Chapter of the National Organization of Women has already signed on to help. 

“One part of building a more just and equitable society is ensuring reproductive health care is available and affordable for all. There is no limit to the cruelty of overturning the Roe decision,” she says.

She says without these services, women will suffer. 

“Sadly, we are about to quickly learn what it means to live in a post-Roe era and here in Florida the effects will be devastating particularly for Black, indigenous and other people of color.”

Florida currently allows abortions through the first 15 weeks of pregnancy. 

The state has the third highest rate of abortion in the country. In a statement, the DeSantis administration says, “We look forward to future policy plans to defend the unborn.”

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Danielle Prieur