U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., said a bill passed this year in the Florida legislature that will make it a crime to trick a woman into taking abortion-inducing drugs is “senseless” and “wrong.”
Despite a growing number of women falling victim to this ploy, the Democratic National Committee chair slammed the protective measure and a second bill passed that would prevent a baby from being aborted if it would be viable outside the womb, Life Site News reported.
During an interview this week on NPR station WSFU-FM, Wasserman Schultz said:
“Florida Republican lawmakers have wasted taxpayers time and money by passing these extreme bills that further limit women’s reproductive rights.”
“It is senseless and it’s wrong,” she added.
The “Offenses Against Unborn Children Act” is based on the real-life story of Remee Jo Lee, whose boyfriend tricked her into taking a drug that caused her to have a miscarriage, telling her it was Amoxicillin.
Andrew Welden could not be charged under Florida law, but was indicted for murder under a federal statute known as the Unborn Victims of Violence Act, according to Life Site News. There are 14 states, including Florida, that have no laws covering the killing of unborn children before the point of viability.
“I’m still here but a big part of me is missing,” Lee said during testimony before a House committee in support of the bill. “I miss my baby every single day.”
Florida Gov. Rick Scott is expected to sign both bills into law.
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