(CNSNews.com) - Florida Gov. Charlie Crist has vetoed a bill passed by the Florida legislature that would have required a woman to undergo an ultrasound before undergoing an abortion, saying such measures “do not change hearts.”
“There are many medical or fiscal barriers that could be placed upon a woman in order to prevent her from following through on her constitutionally protected decision to end pregnancy,” said Crist in a letter to the Florida secretary of state explaining his veto. “However, such measures do not change hearts, which is the only true and effective way to ensure that a new life coming into the world is loved, cherished, and receives that care that is deserved.”
Crist also said that requiring an ultrasound before a baby is aborted placed an “inappropriate burden” on the woman seeking the abortion...