Why Is Crist’s Veto So Slow? Because He Has No Bill

Robin Marty

It has been nearly a month...do you know where the Florida ultrasound bill is?  Neither does Governor Crist.

We’ve been waiting with baited breath to find out whether Governor Charlie Crist is going to veto the Florida Mandatory Ultrasound Bill passed by legislature at the beginning of the month.  Today, we get a better indication why he hasn’t moved on it, yet.

The legislature never sent the bill to him for his approval.

From 10connects.com:

Gov. Charlie Crist is still waiting for leaders of the Florida House to send him a controversial bill that would require women seeking abortions to have an ultrasound before the procedure.

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State lawmakers passed the bill on the last day of the legislative session on April 30th.  Right now it is the only bill yet to be sent to the governor.

Even though it passed the Legislature nearly a month ago, there is no time limit for House leaders to send the measure to Crist. …

The governor was asked on Tuesday if he thought House leaders were using gamesmanship by holding the bill.

“It’s their will.  Whenever they might want to send that final bill over is fine.  I look forward to receiving it and dealing with it,” Crist said.

Nothing like literally playing politics with women’s bodies.

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