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Charlie Crist to decide on abortion bill ‘sooner rather than later’

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Charlie Crist indicated Tuesday he planned to veto an anti-abortion bill “sooner rather than later,” and that the public pressure his office has received to sign the bill was outweighed by the advice he’s been getting from people first-hand.

“I have concerns about it,” Crist told reporters Tuesday morning. “The notion that there would be a forced ultrasound, if you will, that would have to be paid for by the woman involved, those are things that seem to me to be pretty cynical.”

“We’ve gotten a fair amount of input in the Governor’s Office,” he said. “What I hear anecdotally throughout the state is a little bit different from the kind of responses — maybe through an organized fashion — that we’ve gotten here in the office.”

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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