Florida Legislator wants to arrest doctors who perform abortions

  • Florida House Republican Charles Van Zant

Although he's been unsuccessful in pushing it the past couple of years in an extremely conservative state Legislature, Florida House Republican Charles Van Zant says he will once again soon introduce a bill that would make abortion illegal in the state of Florida, with the only exception being for the life of the mother.

Though not yet introduced, Van Zant told CL 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.”