I believe in the sanctity of human life and it's straightforward: Life begins at conception and ends at natural death. Everything in between should be protected life. I believe the primary purpose of government should be protecting life and liberty -- particularly among society's most vulnerable. And there are few more potentially vulnerable people than babies in the womb.
So I introduced the "Florida Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act" in the Florida House because science has shown that babies in the womb can feel pain at 20 weeks. The bill follows what other states have successfully done on this front, limiting elective abortions after five months.
As I told the Sarasota Herald-Tribune: "I'm excited to introduce this as my first bill as a member of the state House I'm going to do all I can in Tallahassee to protect life at all levels."
That will always remain the case.