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School: No more vaginal procedures for ultrasound training

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A Florida community college will no longer have ultrasound technician students practice an invasive vaginal procedure on each other, school officials said Tuesday, after two former students sued the college. Valencia College‘s president said in a statement that students instead will use simulators when practicing the invasive ultrasound scanning that is used to check on fertility problems. “Demonstrating our respect for and commitment to students is paramount,” Valencia College President Sandy Shugart said. An independent expert reviewed the program last…

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Charlie Crist faces pro-life radio ads after vetoing abortion-ultrasound bill

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Florida Gov. Charlie Crist is facing a new radio advertising campaign from a pro-life group after recently vetoing a bill that would have allowed women a chance to see an ultrasound of their unborn baby prior to an abortion. Today, the Family Research Council Action PAC launched a statewide radio ad campaign in response to the veto. The ad will air across the state over the next week on 74 Florida radio stations. “Governor Charlie Crist used to claim to…

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St. Pete Times editorial: Charlie Crist should veto HB 1143

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The St. Petersburg Times editorial board – to whom Charlie listens to more than anyone else save his Mother and Father – urges Governor Crist to veto HB 1143. Abortion-rights opponents have spent weeks pressuring Gov. Charlie Crist to sign legislation that would require all women seeking a first trimester abortion to submit to an ultrasound. But the newly independent Crist needs to exercise http://18.216.197.89/wp-admin/edit.phphis veto and protect a woman’s right to privacy. — Crist is no abortion-rights advocate. He…

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Charlie Crist campaign scrubs ‘Pro-Life/Pro-Family’ web page as governor receives HB 1143

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On the same day that Gov. Charlie Crist received HB 1143, the controversial bill requiring women to have an ultrasound before an abortion, Florida Democratic Party spokesman Eric Jotkoff tweeted that Crist’s campaign has taken down the page on his website dealing with “Pro-Life/Pro-Family” issues.

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Charlie Crist campaign scrubs ‘Pro-Life/Pro-Family’ web page as governor receives HB 1143

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On the same day that Gov. Charlie Crist received HB 1143, the controversial bill requiring women to have an ultrasound before an abortion, Florida Democratic Party spokesman Eric Jotkoff tweeted that Crist’s campaign has taken down the page on his website dealing with “Pro-Life/Pro-Family” issues.

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Legislature sends Charlie Crist infamous HB 1143 requiring an ultrasound before an abortion

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Florida’s Republican legislative leaders sent Gov. Charlie Crist a measure Monday that wouild require women with first-trimester pregancies pay for an ultrasound before obtaining an abortion, starting the 15-day window for the governor to act on the bill. Crist has said repeatedly he has “concerns” about the bill, HB1143, passed on the final day of the spring lawmaking session, and supporters have been mounting a campaign to pressure him to sign it. Crist will have until June 22 to sign…

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Abortion bill may be political land mine for Charlie Crist

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While most of the heated debate around an abortion measure passed in the waning hours of the 2010 legislative session has focused on a provision requiring a woman to have an ultrasound before undergoing an abortion, the legislation also includes a potential political land mine for Gov. Charlie Crist. If Crist vetoes the bill, as he has indicated he is likely to do, he will also be nixing language that supporters say will bar taxpayer funding of abortions. “We certainly…

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