Florida lawmaker says God told him to sponsor an abortion bill like Alabama's

Florida Rep. Mike Hill says God told him to sponsor a bill that would ban nearly all abortions, the Pensacola News Journal reports. The Republican state lawmaker represents northern Escambia County and has been in the Florida House since 2013. His proposed legislation would be similar to a law that passed in Alabama earlier this month without exceptions for rape or incest, according to Newsweek. Earlier this year, he filed a bill that would have prevented abortions in situations where fetal heartbeats were detected, but the bill never got a hearing and died in the last legislative session.
Published: 5:34 PM EDT May 24, 2019
Updated: 5:33 PM EDT May 24, 2019