EDITOR OF REDSTATE
Taxpayer Funded Abortions Come to Florida
Media headlines are saying Charlie Crist’s veto of pro-life legislation is a veto about women receiving ultrasounds before electing to have an abortion.That’s actually only part of the legislation. With Crist’s veto there is more. Taxpayer funded elective abortions are coming to Florida for the first time.
Recent federal health care legislation gave states the opportunity to opt-out of federal provisions using tax dollars to be used to subsidize insurance plans that fund elective abortions. Provisions to ensure taxpayer dollars were not used to pay for elective abortions were contained in HB 1143, and tens of thousands of Floridians, including U.S. Senator George LeMieux (R-Florida)-who was appointed to the U.S. Senate by Crist- Attorney General Bill McCollum and Crist’s Lieutenant Governor Jeff Kottkamp asked for Crist to sign those measures.
Not only that, the legislation streamlined the Florida Agency For Healthcare Administration, saving taxpayers in Florida over a million dollars. Crist’s veto undoes that and drives up the tax bills for voters.I guess he doesn’t want to position himself as fiscally responsible either.I told you people he was a liberal.