Skip to comments.Gov. Charlie Crist Vetoes Anti-Abortion Measure Requiring Ultrasound
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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Didn’t he scrub the ‘pro-life’ thing from his website just recently as well?
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.
The fag loves baby murder.
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?
How about if the mothers were given the option?
Yep. Herod is alive and well and running for the Senate in Florida.
Isn’t abortion a rather invasive procedure?
“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!
This is the kind of candidate the Establishment GOP WANTS in 2012.
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....
After Obama gets through loading the SCOTUS with more Kagan’s,
abortion will stay legal for 30+ more years.
Thank all of you who did not vote GOP in 2008.
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.
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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’
You already have that option
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.