Florida House Bill 1129, Infants Born Alive, unanimously passed the House on April 17.
Representative Cary Pigman, R-Avon Park, sponsored the bill in part because of his experience as an emergency medical physician.
A freshman representative, Pigman said in an earlier interview that his professional experience lead him to sponsor legislation that would ensure an infant born alive, regardless of how the infant was born, would receive immediate medical care.
“If I were not a physician, I might not appreciate the relevancy. I wouldn't understand what if means to be 22 weeks and deliver a viable infant,” Pigman said.
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