Anna Paulina Luna’s history of opposing abortion rights

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By Giselle Balido

March 26, 2024

Self-proclaimed “pro-life extremist” Rep. Luna has racked up anti-repro rights record in Congress.


Floridians’ position on reproductive rights an access to safe abortion is glaringly clear.

According to a 2023 University of North Florida poll, 75% of those living in the Sunshine State oppose a six-week abortion ban that will take effect if the Supreme Court votes to uphold a 15-week abortion ban signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis in 2022. 

Additionally, nearly 1 million registered Florida voters—150,000 of them Republican—signed a petition in support of a ballot amendment that would bar the state from restricting abortion “before viability” (usually at 24 weeks) or “when necessary to protect the patient’s health.” 

But these numbers don’t seem to faze first-term Congresswoman Anna Paulina Luna, a self-described “pro-life extremist” who has consistently voted against a woman’s right to make her own reproductive health care decisions with her doctor. 

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When the Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade in 2022, Luna celebrated.

“The Supreme Court has OVERTURNED Roe v Wade! We must stand FIRM in protecting the lives of the unborn. I will continue to fight for the pro-life movement and those that fight to protect the sanctity of life every single day,” she posted on X [formerly Twitter]. 

While in Congress she:

Voted to restrict access to medication abortion nationwide.

Voted to take away resources from active-duty service members forced to travel out-of-state to get an abortion.

Voted for Mike Johnson for Speaker, who wants to ban abortion nationwide without exceptions for rape, incest, or the life of a woman.

Introduced a “Right to Try IVF Act” bill that opponents say would prevent a licensed physician from performing in vitro fertilization on a woman who has been certified as experiencing medical hardship conceiving a child.

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This bill drew a strong rebuke from Democratic lawmakers, among them Whitney Fox, who is running to unseat Luna in November.

“To me, there’s not a lot that could be worse than the government preventing people from being able to start a family and after we saw the attack on IVF treatments in Alabama, and even proposed bills right here in Florida, we know how real that threat is,” Whitney Fox, the Democrat running against Luna in November, said in a video posted to X.

Luna is up for reelection this year for Florida’s US House District 13 in Pinellas County.  


  • Giselle Balido

    Giselle is Floricua's political correspondent. She writes about the economy, environmental and social justice, and all things Latino. A published author, Giselle was born in Havana and grew up in New Jersey and Miami. She is passionate about equality, books, and cats.



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