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Mon Jun 16, 2014, 09:45 PM

florida governor signs bill restricting abortion access (but there is NO war on women!!)



Florida Governor Signs Bill Restricting Abortion Access

Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a bill into law on Friday that redefines the state's current third trimester abortion ban, creating further restrictions for women seeking later abortions.

Current state law does not allow abortions after 24 weeks except if the pregnant person's life or health is threatened. HB 1047 will limit the existing exceptions by removing mental health conditions as a reason to allow a late abortion.

In addition, the law bans abortion at any point in the pregnancy once a fetus is deemed viable unless two doctors certify in writing that it is necessary to protect the health and life of the woman. If two doctors are not available, one must certify in writing that a second was unable to consult on the matter.

"Sadly, this is really about advancing an agenda of political interference with women's decision-making," said Jessica Gonzalez-Rojas, Executive Director of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, in a statement. "Despite continued attempts to legislate women's health, this is not what we want. Personal medical decisions, like the decision to end a pregnancy, should be kept between a woman and her doctor."

The law will go into effect July 1.

http://www.msmagazine.com/news/uswirestory.asp?ID=15027

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Mon Jun 16, 2014, 09:51 PM

1. We have to get rid of this guy.

We could have no worse governor.

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Mon Jun 16, 2014, 09:55 PM

2. wish we could get rid of all the woman-haters.

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Mon Jun 16, 2014, 10:49 PM

3. Send Crist money.

We will need every cent if we want to defeat Scott.

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Mon Jun 16, 2014, 11:29 PM

4. That's our Rick Scott. Just another Republican monster.

Out of the box, he killed Florida's high-speed rail project. Would have stimulated the economy and created all kinds of jobs, not to mention possibly alleviating some of the horrific traffic congestion. Had a staff member mumble some kind of fake study about how the federally funded project would somehow cost the state money and killed it. Can't have the federal government doing something helpful, you know.

Then he mandated drug testing for aid recipients. Turned out the poor use fewer drugs than the general population and cost the state a bundle. What a surprise.

School funding slashed, of course.

THIS abomination somehow flew under the radar for the most part. But Republicans have the statehouse and have been busily damaging the populace nonstop, so it's sadly not much of a surprise.

It will take decades to undo the damage this carpetbagging, Medicare-defrauding, dead-eyed skull-on-a-stick has done from his first day in office.

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