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Senate candidate Paul Phillips comments on veto of HB 1143

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Normally I wouldn’t publish such a long press release, but Paul Phillip’s response to the veto of HB 1143 is so articulate and such a good read, I am compelled to share it with my readers: I take issue with the many candidates and politicians glomming on to Charlie Crist’s veto of House Bill 1143 (HB 1143) and focusing only on the Ultrasound issue. Their arguments are often weak, unfounded, and illogical, wreaking of emotionalism and conjecture. It is apparent…

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Dan Gelber suggests Florida House is using ultrasound bill as trade-bait

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In a statement released Thursday, state Sen. Dan Gelber suggested that the Florida House’s failure to send the controversial ultrasound bill (HB 1143) is an attempt to play political games with a very important issue. “The Florida House should quit playing games and send the Ultrasound Bill to Governor Crist for his prompt review and hopeful veto. Ironically, the bill was rushed through the Legislature without warning or serious thought, and now it’s one of the last bills the House…

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Sen. Eleanor Sobel says Charlie Crist will veto abortion ultrasound bill

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From the Palm Beach Post: Gov. Charlie Crist appears likely to veto a bill requiring women to see ultrasounds before they can get abortions, state Sen. Eleanor Sobel, D-Hollywood, said today. Sobel said she had a brief conversation with Crist as he visited the Seminole reservation for a ceremonial signing of a $1 billion gaming compact. “I think it looks positive for a veto, but it’s not over ’til he vetoes it,’ ” Sobel said. “I actually went up and whispered…

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Times editorial: Charlie Crist should veto ultrasound bill

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From the Times editorial board: The timing of Gov. Charlie Crist’s declaration of independence could not have been better. Unshackled from Republican Party orthodoxy, Crist is free to judge bills passed by the Legislature on their merits. Perhaps his biggest test will be deciding the fate of a bill that infringes on constitutionally protected abortion rights. Crist should veto HB 1143, which would allow the government to dictate how a woman reaches a difficult personal decision. This legislation declares the…

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