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Florida Legislator Brings Back 20 Week Abortion Ban

Robin Marty

One of the few anti-choice measures defeated in the 2011 legislative session is coming back for another attempt.

The state of Florida passed an amazing number of abortion restriction laws last year, but one bill they were not able to pass was a ban on all abortions after 20 weeks.

So now they are trying again.


Because, supporters say, a fetus can feel pain after 20 weeks, [Rep. Daniel] Davis has taken a political defibrillator to an effort to ban abortions after 20 weeks. Near identical legislation fizzled in committee last year.

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“I think as a society we do not want people to feel pain,” Davis said. “We should do everything we can do to relieve pain.”

Davis said he understands there will be opposition, but thinks the bill benefits the state.

“This was brought to me by constituents, and I think it’s the right thing to do,” he said.

What do you want to bet those “constituents” are “Jacksonville For Life?

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