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Florida bill restricts abortion

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Bill restricting abortion passes Senate, heads to Gov. Scott

by Tia Mitchell, Herald/Times Tallahassee Bureau
April 25, 2014

Florida women seeking abortions will face tougher restrictions and a tighter time frame under a measure that is headed to Gov. Rick Scott's desk. ... Florida Democratic Party Chairwoman Allison Tant said the plan allows Republicans facing election to appeal to their conservative base while avoiding more substantive issues. ... Planned Parenthood blasted the proposal as political overreach that will make it harder for women to make appropriate health care decisions with their physicians. ...


The house that inanity built

by Daniel Ruth, columnist, Tampa Bay Times
April 14, 2014

How inspiring and uplifting it is to know that those stout-hearted members of the Florida House treasure children, who represent our future and most certainly our yada, yada, yada and, of course, our blah, blah, blah. Touching, is what it is. …

This is the very same Legislature has steadfastly refused to accept $51 billion over 10 years in federal money to expand Medicaid, which would have benefited about 1.3 million Florida families. Don't children have better lives when their parents have health care coverage? Weren't they fetuses, once?

This is the same Florida Legislature that when it isn't crusading against abortion burns the midnight oil undermining the state's public education system. This is the House that has long championed all manner of unaccountable voucher programs that divert public tax dollars for private school tuition. ...

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