Gov. Crist Vetoes Ultrasound Bill

by Kathleen Gilbert |

Tallahassee, FL —Florida Governor Charlie Crist, who has repeatedly claimed to be a pro-life politician, has vetoed a measure that would have required an ultrasound to be performed on abortion-bound women after weeks of high-pressure lobbying on both sides of the abortion issue in the state, reported the Associated Press Friday.

The bill was seen as potentially a key step forward for the pro-life movement in Florida. Had it become law, abortionists would have been obligated to perform an ultrasound to show women the child they sought to abort, and describe to them the parts of the baby as revealed on the ultrasound image. (The woman would’ve always had the option not to view the ultrasound.)

A few days before the veto, Crist, who is running as an independent for the U.S. Senate, had removed the pro-life section of his Web site.

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