Gov. Scott Signs “Infants Born Alive” Bill

CBS Miami

CANTONMENT (CBSMiami) – A bill that would grant infants who survive abortion procedures the same rights as natural-born infants was signed by Governor Rick Scott Wednesday.

Governor Scott, joined by First Lady Ann Scott and statewide pro-life supporters, signed the bill, HB 1139, at Florida Baptist Children’s Home in Cantonment.

“As a father and grandfather, there is nothing more precious or special than welcoming a new child into this world and by signing this bill, we are protecting the most vulnerable among us and affirming their rights as individuals. This legislation ensures common-sense measures are taken to help care for the babies who survive abortion procedures and grants those infants the same rights as infants who are born naturally,” said Scott.

The bill, that passed unanimously in the Senate, penalizes abortion providers who don’t provide medical care for infants born alive despite attempted abortions.

Abortion-rights supporters claim the scenario is extremely…

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