Dr. Barbara Sharief Denounces Radical Texas Abortion Band

Miramar, FL (September 14, 2021)— Dr. Barbara Sharief, candidate for Florida’s 20th Congressional District, denounced Texas’ extreme abortion ban.  

“Texas’ radical abortion ban is a direct attack on women’s guaranteed rights as American citizens, and I stand with those fighting to overturn it. Trump’s Supreme Court allowed this assault on women’s health, and they must be held accountable by strong congressional representatives. As a Doctor of Nursing Practice, I cannot sit silently while essential healthcare is denied to women in an entire state. This law bans abortions before many even know they are pregnant, effectively barring an estimated 84% of those seeking an abortion from accessing one in-state (Texas Evaluation Project). 

I have spent my life fighting to improve access to healthcare for the needy in our community, especially women and women of color, and I won’t stop now. I will continue to advocate for a women’s right to choose here in South Florida and nationally, defending healthcare that is promised under the U.S. Constitution.”


Dr. Barbara Sharief is a candidate for U.S. Congress in Florida’s 20th Congressional District. Barbara specializes in critical care and pediatrics and used her skills to open her own pediatric and adult homecare service, where she employs over 200 frontline heroes. Barbara has served as Broward County Commissioner for 11 years, and made history as not only Broward County’s first Black female mayor but also the first Black female President of the Florida Association of Counties. Barbara was born and raised in South Florida and has three beautiful daughters.

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