When Marco Rubio spoke to the extremist Florida Family Policy Council over the weekend, his far-right views on overturningRoe v. Wade and opposing LGBTQ rights were right at home. The FFPC is best known for opposing same-sex marriage, championing abortion bans with no exceptions for victims of rape, incest, or human trafficking, and supporting those who oppose some forms of contraception. Their parent organization, the Family Research Council, is a designated hate group.
In a speech to the FFPC on Saturday, Rubio doubled down on his opposition to same sex marriage and Floridians’ rights to make their own health care decisions.
See highlights from Rubio’s speech below and read a full transcript here
“There are things right now that you could say…like the definition of a marriage or when life begins…that would be treated in the secular world as hate speech”
“What seems far-fetched today may not be far-fetched four years from now. It wasn’t long ago that the country had knock-out, drag-out debates…about the definition of marriage. Five, ten years later, the debate is not about that anymore.”
“This issue [regarding Roe v. Wade] that has been talked about a lot in the last few days [is not] about abortion. Not to me. The issue is not about abortion…But as I’ve always told people…, the problem is there’s another person involved now. There’s another human being that, from the moment of conception, is fully human”