Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis is seen by some as a hero to the conservative movement for his willingness to take on hot-button cultural issues.
That trait was on display again last week when he gave a full-throated response on Friday to the Supreme Court’s ruling that abortion is not a constitutionally protected right.
According to Tampa Bay Times, DeSantis made his thoughts regarding the decision known via a statement released on Twitter. He declared, “The prayers of millions have been answered.”
By properly interpreting the Constitution, the Supreme Court has answered the prayers of millions upon millions of Americans. pic.twitter.com/CsPFpNnUPk
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) June 24, 2022
“Restored the people’s role”
“For nearly fifty years, the U.S. Supreme Court has prohibited virtually any meaningful pro-life protection, but this was not grounded in the text, history or structure of the Constitution,” DeSantis said.
“By properly interpreting the Constitution, the Dobbs majority has restored the people’s role in our republic and a sense of hope that every life counts,” the conservative governor continued.
He concluded by promising that “Florida will continue to defend its recently-enacted pro-life reforms against state court challenges, will work to expand pro-life protections, and will stand for life by promoting adoption, foster care and child welfare.”
Fox News reported in April that DeSantis signed a bill banning abortion after 15 weeks. The legislation also provides additional funding to set up more infant mortality review boards.
“If you’re looking at what we’ve done this week, we’re promoting fatherhood in Florida,” DeSantis was quoted as saying.
“We want our kids to have dads in the home. We want the fathers present and to take responsibility. It’s the most important thing you can do is to take responsibility for the upbringing of your kids,” he added.
DeSantis has risen to national prominence, with some polls suggesting that he could be a contender for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.
A survey conducted by the University of New Hampshire this month had him running neck and neck with former President Donald Trump among Granite State primary voters.