by Gretchen Borchelt, Senior Counsel
National Women’s Law Center
The anti-choice legislators are playing politics with women’s health, yet again. A newly passed bill ― HB 1143 ― will have a devastating effect on women’s access to health care in Florida unless Governor Crist stops it.
The Florida state legislature recently passed a harmful bill that would force a woman seeking an abortion to undergo an ultrasound, even when medically unnecessary, and to listen to a description of the fetus. Also, HB 1143 would significantly restrict women’s ability to purchase comprehensive health coverage by prohibiting certain private plans from covering abortion.
Governor Crist can stop the Florida state legislature from playing political games with women’s health now ― if you live in Florida, tell him to veto HB 1143 and stop the anti-choice politicians today.