OPINION (Newsweek) – Florida state Rep. Mike Hill said the abortion bill he introduced to the state legislature this year was sent to him by God. Hill made the statements on Thursday while visiting a Women for Responsible Legislation group in Pensacola, and speaking about the bill which is similar to a law that passed in Alabama earlier this month, the Pensacola News Journal reported. “As plain as day, God spoke to me. He said that wasn’t my bill, talking about the heartbeat detection bill that I filed. He said that wasn’t my bill,” Hill said.

“I knew immediately what He was talking about.” Hill’s proposed law, which died before getting a committee hearing, would have restricted abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected and included exceptions for rape, incest, medical emergency, human trafficking and domestic violence. Hill said he only placed those exceptions into the bill to increase the chances of it passing. “[God] said, ‘you remove those exceptions and you file it again.’ And I said ‘yes Lord, I will’,” Hill told the group about the bill. “It’s coming back. It’s coming back. We are going to file that bill without any exceptions, just like what we saw passed in Alabama.” FULL REPORT

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