When Marco Rubio said he's pro-life, he means it! Even when dealing with the Zika virus.
Rubio reportedly said women infected with Zika should not have access to abortions even though Zika is linked to the birth defect called microcephaly, which causes babies to be born with an abnormally small head and partially developed brain.
"If I'm going to err, I'm going to err on the side of life," the senator from Florida —who's running for re-election this November—told Politico.
He said all human life is worthy of protection by law.
Rubio acknowledged parents faced with the severe birth defect of microcephaly in an unborn child have a very tough decision to make since the condition essentially results in a "lifetime of difficulties" for the child.
Rubio has been calling for action against Zika for months. "Zika is taking lives," Rubio said back in May. "It's hurting unborn children, and this problem is only going to get worse."
Florida's been hit the hardest. There are now 422 confirmed cases statewide.
Rubio warns that Congress needs to take action to save his state and the nation.
"People infected by this- and their families- that have already been impacted by this, they don't have the time for us to figure all of this out," Rubio said from the Senate floor back in May. "They just believe as I do that we need to get going here and get something done."