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Myths and facts about HB 1143

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Myth: The bill forces a woman to view her ultrasound before undergoing an abortion. Fact: A woman can simply decline to view the ultrasound by checking off and signing a form. Section 390.0111 of the bill, line 512 states: The woman has a right to decline to view the ultrasound images after she is informed of her right and offered an opportunity to view them. If the woman declines to view the ultrasound images, the woman shall complete a form,…

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Charlie Crist hints at abortion ultrasound bill veto

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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…

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