Pro-Life Dem Demands Apology Over Abortion Bill

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Pro-life Democrat Daphne Campbell is standing behind her support of an anti-abortion bill and demanding an apology from a party member who she says inappropriately criticized her stance on the legislation.

The Florida state representative joined more than two dozen demonstrators outside Rep. Scott Randolph's Orlando offices this week to call him out for his bad behavior.

On April 21, Campbell crossed party lines to defend the bill that would require ultrasounds be given before abortion procedures. In her argument, she stressed the commandment, "Thou shalt not kill."

"I am a Christian. I was born and raised a Christian," she told Charisma News in response to her comments. "I know the Bible and I know abortion is against my God. So I was just talking [about] what my God said."

"This is not a Democrat or Republican issue. This is a Bible issue," Campbell added.

But Randolph -- who sits next to Campbell in the chamber -- was angered that she wouldn't support her party and vote against the legislation. Campbell said he started tossing papers on her desk, used profanity, and yelled that she would never be re-elected.

"The representatives who saw what happened [ran] to him and said this is unacceptable in the chamber. To swear... and for you to be bullying like that to a woman" she recalled. "I want a public apology because my name was tarnished publicly. My name is publicly scandalized."

Campbell is a mother of five and said she could never accept her teenage daughter being able to get an abortion without parental consent.

She told Charisma she feels Randolph's actions were an attack on all people of faith.

"It's absolutely a sin," Campbell said. "It's absolutely unacceptable because people of faith should be accepted no matter what party they are."

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