Wasserman Schultz Announces State of The Union Guest, Anabely Lopes

Washington, D.C. –  Today, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-25) laid out a strong Democratic Party record of lower costs, record jobs and historic legislation to help all Americans that President Biden will discuss in his upcoming national address before Congress, and she also introduced her State of the Union guest, Anabely Lopes, a victim of extreme MAGA Republican policies that focus on Florida culture war distractions and attacking women and minorities. 

Lopes needed a medical abortion last year after genetic testing revealed a deadly fetal anomaly that forced her to travel to Washington D.C. for the procedure. She is from Hallandale Beach, Florida, and could not get safe abortion access in her own home state due to Florida’s new anti-abortion law that extreme MAGA Republicans put in place. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has signaled he wants to pass an even more restrictive ban with new legislation expected this year.