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Gov. Charlie Crist Vetoes Anti-Abortion Measure Requiring Ultrasound
Orlando Sentinel ^ | June 11, 2010 | Staff

Posted on 06/11/2010 1:57:10 PM PDT by raptor22

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Charlie Crist today vetoed a highly controversial bill that would have required women seeking abortions to pay for ultrasounds before undergoing the procedure, saying it would "violate a woman's right to privacy."

The veto sparked a firestorm of criticism from the Republican legislators, members of the governor's former party, who accused him of abandoning principle for political gain.

Crist, though, said that while people hold strong opinions on abortion, "personal views should not result in laws that unwisely expand the role of government and coerce people to obtain medical tests or procedures that are not medically necessary."

"This bill presents an inappropriate burden on women seeking to terminate a pregnancy," the governor wrote in his veto message, likely his final one as governor.

The bill (HB1143), which passed along party lines in the closing days of the spring legislative session, would have required ultrasounds before first-trimester abortions, when more than 90 percent of abortions occur. The state already requires ultrasounds before second- and third-trimester abortions.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: abortion; charliecrist; crist; florida; judascrist; marcorubio; moralabsolutes; personhood; prolife; rubio; ultrasound; unborn

1 posted on 06/11/2010 1:57:11 PM PDT by raptor22
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To: raptor22

Didn’t he scrub the ‘pro-life’ thing from his website just recently as well?


2 posted on 06/11/2010 1:58:18 PM PDT by camerongood210
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To: wagglebee

Ping


3 posted on 06/11/2010 1:59:34 PM PDT by raptor22 (The truth will set us free)
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To: raptor22

I agree with this

Abortion should be illegal.

While good intentioned, it is not what we do here- force people by threat of government to undergo a medical procedure? Didnt we want them not to do any of that regarding health care itself?

We can’t do what libs do and only pick the laws we like.


4 posted on 06/11/2010 2:01:07 PM PDT by Mr. K (This administration IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY!!!!!)
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To: raptor22

The fag loves baby murder.

LLS


5 posted on 06/11/2010 2:04:32 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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To: raptor22
"personal views should not result in laws that unwisely expand the role of government and coerce people to obtain medical tests or procedures that are not medically necessary."

Hey Charlie the elective abortions themselves itself are not "medically necessary" either. So how about helping us taxpayers pay for a few less of them by showing the mother what it is she's killing?

6 posted on 06/11/2010 2:04:47 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (Now can we forget about that old rum-runner Joe Kennedy and his progeny of philandering drunks?)
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To: Mr. K

How about if the mothers were given the option?


7 posted on 06/11/2010 2:05:25 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: camerongood210

Yep. Herod is alive and well and running for the Senate in Florida.


8 posted on 06/11/2010 2:10:17 PM PDT by raptor22 (The truth will set us free)
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To: raptor22

Isn’t abortion a rather invasive procedure?


9 posted on 06/11/2010 2:13:15 PM PDT by lastchance (Hug your babies.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

“How about if the mothers were given the option?”

That’s how I thought the Bill was actually written. I know I read that here. So,,, I’m somewhat confused!


10 posted on 06/11/2010 2:15:21 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: raptor22
Take a good look.

This is the kind of candidate the Establishment GOP WANTS in 2012.

11 posted on 06/11/2010 2:15:53 PM PDT by TitansAFC ("At that point in time (2000 race), McCain was as conservative if not more so than GWB." --- pissant)
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To: raptor22

Careful... there are so-called Freepers who like Crist (and in fact hoped he would be a nominee for higher office some day).

Just another RINO....


12 posted on 06/11/2010 2:19:38 PM PDT by TheBattman (They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature...)
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To: Mr. K

After Obama gets through loading the SCOTUS with more Kagan’s,
abortion will stay legal for 30+ more years.

Elections matter.

Thank all of you who did not vote GOP in 2008.


13 posted on 06/11/2010 2:20:19 PM PDT by Undocumented_capitalist (Obama never ran even a hot dog stand but now he is running the entire country?)
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To: ElkGroveDan

Oops. I think you just drove a truck through his argument. What about the “personal views should not result in laws” part? Are laws randomly generated by computer these days? Maybe they should be.


14 posted on 06/11/2010 2:26:56 PM PDT by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid)
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15 posted on 06/11/2010 4:11:38 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Mr. K
Abortion is not a singular decision that affects only the individual; as is a decision to purchase healthcare. Abortion kills the most innocent and vulnerable members of the human race. The baby, from conception to birth is an individual, initially dependent on it's mother through gestation. At conception, the woman, despite her high holiness and nobility, is nothing more than a life support system. Abortion is unequivocally and unambiguously murder. How we deal as a society with the mother is one thing. To ignore, enable and endorse the actions of abortion proiders makes us all complicit. The government expends tax dollars to protect these abortionaries from the exercise of free speech outside their places of business. To ask someone to have an ultrasound prior to committing this heinous act seems to be the very essence of moral conservative governance.
16 posted on 06/11/2010 4:26:41 PM PDT by Tucson (Sometimes we feel guilty because we are guilty)
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To: raptor22
Pinged from Terri Dailies


17 posted on 06/13/2010 10:39:45 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

Thanx!


18 posted on 06/13/2010 10:41:39 AM PDT by raptor22 (The truth will set us free)
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To: Tucson

Who said I disagree with ANY of that? I just said that government involvement (REQUIRING you to get a medical procedure) is not what we are all about here

Moral ‘conservative’ government? We kinda object to liberals using law to force THEIR morality on us, do you not see that this is the same?

look... lets leave abortion out of it.

LEt’s say the government required you to have a body fat check (for your health!!) before you were allowed (ALLOWED!!) to buy cheeseburgers. Or how about the government forcing you to buy health insurance? We cannot object to one and say we like the other.

Abortionist should be arrested by state cops as murderers- NOT protected at FEDERAL level as ‘medical service providers’


19 posted on 06/14/2010 11:50:11 AM PDT by Mr. K (This administration IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY!!!!!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

You already have that option


20 posted on 06/14/2010 11:50:34 AM PDT by Mr. K (This administration IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY!!!!!)
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To: Mr. K

I meant if the mother wasn’t charged for it but it was offered. She wouldn’t have to necessarily ask for it, but it would be offered. I just can’t imagine many women would want to kill their child after seeing it on a screen and realizing it is really a human being.


21 posted on 06/14/2010 12:02:55 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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