Representative Val Demings, a Democrat from Florida, and Senator Marco Rubio, a Republican from Florida, had a tense exchange about abortion access during the Florida Senate debate.
RUBIO: “You talk about Lindsey Graham's bill, that's a four-month ban. Okay, that is more lenient than every country in Europe, except for two. The extremists on abortion in this campaign is Congresswoman Demings. She supports no restrictions, no limitations of any kind. She voted against, she's against the four-month ban. She voted against the five-month ban. She supports taxpayer-funded abortion on demand for any reason at any time up until the moment of birth. That's what she supports. That's the extreme position here. I have shown a willingness to work with people to save unborn innocent human life, she opposes any limitation of any kind and no one ever asks them about that.”
DEMINGS: “How gullible do you really think Florida voters are? Number one, you have been clear that you support no exceptions, even including rape and incest. Now as a police detective who investigated cases of rape and incest, no, Senator I don't think it's okay for a ten-year-old girl to be raped and have to carry the seed of her rapist. No, I don't think it's okay for you to make decisions for women and girls as a Senator. I think those decisions are made between the woman, her family, her doctor, and her faith. And to sit over or to stand over there and say that I support, don't support abortions up to the time of birth is just a lie but to help protect the life of the mother which you looked at that like, it was just well, kind of a well that's kind of a side issue. Senator you know, that you have said, you don't support any exceptions.”