“There’s always a chance. Right now we have a Republican majority,” incoming Florida Senate President Kathleen Passidomo said in an interview. “We give the opportunity for a bill to be heard in committee and then see what happens.”
Her comments come as an anti-abortion Republican lawmaker, state Rep. Webster Barnaby (R-Deltona), said on Tuesday while attending an anti-abortion rally at the Capitol in Tallahassee that he intends to sponsor a “comprehensive” measure that would ban all abortions in Florida. Barnaby had already sponsored a Texas-style six-week ban during this year’s legislative session but that bill went nowhere.
Barnaby said in an interview that he believes a bill banning all abortions in Florida has the votes necessary to be approved by the full House, though he had few details about what exactly the measure would do, such as whether there would be exemptions for victims of rape.
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