Published: Oct 15, 2010 8:05 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 15, 2010 5:05 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida legislator says in an e-mail that gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott has vowed to support a bill outlawing almost any abortion.

If true, it's a change in Scott's previous stance the procedure should be available for victims of rape and incest.

The Ledger of Lakeland reports Friday that Rep. Charles Van Zant endorsed Scott in an e-mail to supporters this week. The e-mail says Scott repeatedly told Van Zant he would support the Keystone Heights Republican's bill banning abortion unless the pregnancy threatens the life of the woman.

Scott's campaign would not respond to The Ledger except to say his position on abortion has not changed.

Neither Scott nor Van Zant immediately returned messages left Thursday by The Associated Press.