Charlie Crist has all but said he would likely veto a controversial bill requiring women to get an ultrasound before an abortion.
“On two fronts it disturbs me,” Crist said today during a meeting with The Tampa Tribune’s editorial board. “That you would force a woman to go through this procedure . . . almost seems mean-spirited. To have your government impose on you, listen to a lecture, then on top of that, you have to pay for it.”
Crist said he has not yet received House Bill 1143. Once it reaches his desk, he’ll have 15 days to sign the bill or veto it. He said there is “probably not a whole lot” keeping him from saying he’s against it.
“Just time,” Crist said. “Trying to gain more wisdom. I’ve got 15 days. I’m going to use them.” Continue reading here.