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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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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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Kendrick Meek calls on Charlie Crist to veto measure that would require women seeking abortion to pay for an ultrasound

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From Mitch Perry: Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Kendrick Meek this afternoon criticized the Florida Legislature’s passage Friday of a bill that would require women seeking an abortion to pay for an ultrasound and hear a doctor give a description of the fetus.  The bill also includes a prohibition against the use of state or federal dollars for abortions. Speaking outside a Cuban restaurant in West Tampa, CL asked Congressman Meek his thoughts on the measure, which had not been discussed…

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