by Educated Rants, Thu May 13, 2010 at 01:25:57 AM EDT
On the last day of the 2010 Legislative Session, the Florida Legislature passed HB 1143 - sweeping anti-choice legislation that restricts women's access to reproductive health care and drastically chips away at Roe v. Wade.
House Republicans rammed through a measure to require women seeking an abortion to pay for an ultrasound and hear a doctor give a description of the fetus. The cost of an ultrasound exam can vary between $200 and $1,000.
The bill also restricts businesses that receive tax credits from providing their employees with health insurance that covers abortion, even if they don't use federal or state subsidies to purchase their plans. This goes far beyond the Hyde Amendment by prohibiting abortion from being covered in private health insurance plans.
This attack on women's health care by anti-choice Republicans passed both chambers despite never being vetted through a single committee, and never allowing for public comment. Help us urge Governor Crist to veto HB 1143, which interferes with private health care decisions and restricts private health insurance from offering abortion coverage.
HB 1143 currently awaits the Governor's decision.
Women will not stand for legislation that takes away our rights and leaves us worse off than we are today.
Tell Governor Crist to veto HB 1143.
by Homer, Mon May 26, 2008 at 10:20:16 AM EDT
Some of the News
That may be True
Weekend at McCain's
It was just a social event, insisted Senator McCain's spokesman referring to the gathering of presumed vice presidential hopefuls at McCain's secluded ranch in Sedona,Arizona. Attending were Mitt Romney, Florida Governor Charlie Crist, Lousiana Governor Bobby Jindal, and Meg Whitman former CEO of eBay,
According to a confidential source, the weekend proceded smoothly and amicably until the Memorial Day barbecue. As the barbecue was being served, Governor Crist laughed and smirked when Mr. Romney asked for arugula to accompany his meat, saying that this sounded very "elitist". Then Bobby Jindal took offense when Cindy McCain asked him to provide technical help for a problem with their home computer.
Finally, Mrs. McCain herself became extremely annoyed as Meg Whitman kept pointing out to Senator McCain how much he could get for several artifacts and household items by selling them on eBay. As a result, the picnic lunch ended early and the guests were dispatched to the airport.
Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee regretted that he was unable to attend this weekend social event.
by shlenny, Mon Nov 06, 2006 at 03:41:51 AM EST
by Davidsfr, Wed Nov 01, 2006 at 05:20:53 PM EST
Your favorite and mine Strategic Vision just released polls for FL Sen and Gov. Pollster.com just posted them Nelson leads Harris 59-33 and this confirms he will break 60%, something I have doubted until now, beleiving that Harris would bottom out around 40%
But who cares really? In the governors race Crist leads 50-44! That means that there is a 70-80% chance that the margin in the race is 3-6 points, based on consistent patterns attributable to SV polls.
Watch that one close dramatically!