Speaking at the Hialeah National Day of Prayer Breakfast, Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) declared that “our rights come from God and not from government.” He added that the primary purpose of government is to provide a structure for an ordered society in which "individual liberties are respected.”
Despite his position on individual liberties, DeSantis recently signed an anti-choice measure that bans abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy in Florida into law. However, the first-term governor, and potential GOP presidential candidate, has not taken a position yet on the contents of the recently leaked Supreme Court draft ruling on Roe v. Wade. The draft indicated that the Court was leaning towards overturning the 1973 landmark court case that established a woman’s constitutional right to choose to have an abortion.
DeSantis reinforced his anti-choice position during his remarks at the prayer breakfast. “We've enacted protections for the right to life,” he said.
National Prayer Day is an annual observance held on the first Thursday in May. President Harry S. Truman signed the resolution into law in 1952.
The City of Hialeah and the Hialeah Faith-based and Community-based Advisory Board co-hosted the prayer breakfast.