A Florida state legislator has announced that once more he will be introducing a bill that would define abortion as murder, and that would put a doctor in jail for performing one.
Via the Florida Independent:
Though not yet introduced, [State Rep. Charles] Van Zant told [Creative Loafing] earlier this month that he will bring back the Florida for Life Act before the official session begins in Tallahassee in January. The lawmaker from Keystone Heights says if his bill were to pass, doctors would go to jail for performing an abortion.
“Absolutely. That would be a murder,” he said in phone conversation. “He would be involved in the death of the lives of an infant child and certainly there would be penalties.”
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Van Zant has proposed the same bill year session after session, watching it fail each time. But with the Florida legislature at perhaps its most anti-choice ever, who knows if this time might be the charm.