Senate President Jim King said Tuesday he would be "very reluctant" to consider a law that would let guardians be appointed for fetuses whose mothers are incapacitated.
King, R-Jacksonville, spoke a day after an aide to Gov. Jeb Bush said Bush wants the law changed so that in cases where a mother can't make decisions, a guardian could be appointed for the fetus.
But King said while speaking to a gathering of newspaper editors that the Senate was unlikely to take it up. "I think the courts already decided on that," he said.
King later qualified his answer, saying: "I didn't rule it out. I would be a very reluctant participant."
Courts last year rejected attempts to have a guardian named for the fetus of a disabled woman.