Invasive abortion law is vetoed!

(Trigger warning, description of forced medical procedures)

Governor Charlie Crist of Florida vetoed Florida HB 1143, which would require transvaginal ultrasound (also known as the affectionately as the “dildocam”) for women seeking abortion in Florida, above and beyond what was medically necessary (which would be more likely a much less invasive transabdominal ultrasound if needed for dating purposes). In fact, many women consider being forced to have a vaginal procedure against their will as medical rape.

Gov. Crist said:

“This bill places an inappropriate burden on women seeking to terminate a pregnancy. Individuals hold strong personal views on the issue of life, as do I. However, 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. In this case, such action would violate a woman’s right to privacy.”

I was one of the many Florida voters who emailed and called to urge for this bill to be vetoed.

Charlie Crist was elected to governor as a Republican. I have been a fan of his since his election. He has continuously been a moderate who is highly practical and responsive to the state’s will and needs. He is running for Senate now, but will be running as an Independent, due to a far right tea party challenger.

I hope this veto helps him with the moderate and liberal vote. I will be voting for him. Sorry, Kendrick Meek, but Crist continues to deliver.

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4 responses to “Invasive abortion law is vetoed!

  1. Jesus, I had no idea. Thank goodness. I agree – medical rape with a dildo-cam. We might as well be back in the stone age of chemicals and coat hangers.

  2. I was SO HAPPY to hear about this! It’s stuff like this that restores my faith in the good sense of rational people. Of course, the rest of the Republican party has been quick to excoriate him – they released a “he’s a two-timing jerk” statement 6 or 7 minutes before the veto was announced. I think they sound like nutty, sore losers.

  3. Well that is good. Why put women through more stress?

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