Under Gov. Ron DeSantis’ “Prescription for Freedom,” the state of Florida appears to be moving to be aggressively more restrictive. His push makes permanent banning mask and vaccine mandates, punishing businesses that require vaccines or masks, and seeking legislation protecting the rights of physicians who don’t follow the medical community’s consensus. Simultaneously, Florida’s Agency for Healthcare Administration has warned pharmacists that they will violate Florida law by dispensing abortion pills sanctioned under rules promulgated by the U. S. Food and Drug Administration. It is not clear where this will all lead, but it is clear that Florida’s governor is doubling down as he nears a presidential campaign announcement.
Originally posted for the Orlando Sentinel’s Central Florida 100.