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In series of Tweets, Hillary Clinton slams Rick Scott on abortion rights

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It’s been a very Florida-centric day for the Hillary Clinton campaign. The Clinton press shop has sent out reminders of Bernie Sanders‘ comments from 1985 on Cuba and Nicaragua, popular points of defense among the left at the time. However, most of Clinton’s push has been about 2016 issues. And in her sights: Florida Governor Rick Scott, as a few Tweets, signed “H” so you know they are from her, indicate. At issue: the Governor potentially signing into law HB 1411, which includes several…

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Rick Scott signs new 24-hour barrier to abortions into law

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Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday signed into law HB 633, which creates a new 24-hour waiting period after a woman requests an abortion from a medical provider before the procedure can be administered. There was some controversy over whether or not Scott would approve the law, as well as an organized effort to defeat it in the legislative process. The bill drew 41 “No” votes when it came before the House floor in April, mostly from Democrats, though Republican state Reps. Heather…

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