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Legislative leaders holding controversial abortion-ultrasound bill

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Charlie Crist is still waiting for leaders of the Florida House to send him a controversial bill that would require women seeking abortions to have an ultrasound before the procedure.

State lawmakers passed the bill on the last day of the legislative session on April 30.  Right now it is the only bill yet to be sent to the governor.

Even though it passed the Legislature nearly a month ago, there is no time limit for House leaders to send the measure to Crist.

It would force women to hear a description of the ultrasound image before an abortion.

The governor was asked on Tuesday if he thought House leaders were using gamesmanship by holding the bill.

“It’s their will.  Whenever they might want to send that final bill over is fine.  I look forward to receiving it and dealing with it,” Crist said.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, 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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