Rick Scott Throws an Anti-Abortion Party at the Governor's Mansion

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Gov. Rick Scott: Party boy.
Add this to the list of awkward party themes: anti-abortion bills.

Apparently it wasn't a costume party, but Gov. Rick Scott held a celebration at the governor's mansion this weekend in honor of the four anti-abortion bills he signed into law.

Partygoers celebrated the new laws requiring ultrasounds, redirecting license-plate funds to anti-abortion groups, blocking state or federal health insurance funds from going toward abortions, and sending letters to parents whose children received abortions. It's not clear whether piñatas were part of the weekend bash.

According to the governor's office, notable attendees included John Stemberger, president of Florida Family Council; Dr. Michael McCarron, executive director of Florida Catholic Conference; Pam Olson of the International House of Prayer in Tallahassee; Bill Bunkley, legislative and government affairs consultant to the Florida Baptist Convention; and Jim Styer, president of Sarasota/Manatee Right to Life.

"I am honored today to sign four bills that strengthen Florida's pro-life laws," Scott says. "During my campaign and since I have been governor, I have made it very clear that I am, and always have been, pro-life."

Yee-haw!

The governor told Post on Politics, "I hope this helps make sure this doesn't happen in the future," and by "this," he reportedly meant "abortions."

Scott also displayed his garbled interpretation of the phrase "pro-choice," telling the Miami Herald, "You should have the opportunity to see an ultrasound of your child. It's your choice. You don't have to. This creates choice. I think it's very positive."

The governor's office also makes note that the ultrasound legislation Scott signed was vetoed last year by then-Gov. Charlie Crist.


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th3realtruth
th3realtruth

This is the perfect example of the hypocrisy of Conservatives.

They are all for "less government" EXCEPT when it's something that suits their own religious beliefs.  Then they are for MORE government.  All these 4 terrible bills do are unneccessarily INCREASE government into your privacy, your doctor, your family, your health and if you're a woman, your uterus.  It adds costs to healthcare system as well.  

This is the hypocrisy of the right.Tea Partiers, if you are for less government and upholding constitutional rights, why are you not protesting this?  Oh that's right, you're all hypocritical peices of you know what.

The Pulp Blog
The Pulp Blog

Women have to get the ultrasound, but it's their choice if they want to look at it or have it described to them.

Kwils003
Kwils003

I'm confused....if one of laws he signed "requires" an ultrasound.....then how is that a "choice"?

some choices are bad
some choices are bad

This is a perfect example of liberals not thinking critically or even listening to what conservatives are saying. Liberty doesn't mean anarchy. Liberty means doing what you want so long as you are not hurting someone else's person or property. Thus, for liberty minded conservatives, it is well within the scope of government to prevent and punish violent attacks on your person, even if your person resides in the most dangerous place in the world today: the womb.

Chaz Stevens, Genius
Chaz Stevens, Genius

One has to keep in mind the Tea Partiers are "strict Constitutionalists".  They wanna roll back that document to the day when women were chattel and a man could own another man.

some choices are bad
some choices are bad

The pro "choice" movement is certainly confused. On the one hand, a woman can kill her baby so long as he has a toe in the womb. On the other hand, a violent attacker can be charged with murder if his attack results in the death of an unborn chi... er uh, I mean the "abortion of the fetus". Is the fetus in the womb an innocent human being or not? Make up your mind.

th3realtruth
th3realtruth

Who said anything about anarchy (besides you) How do you know I'm liberal? (im not) Second, just because your religion says so doesn't make it a law. My critical thinking tells me a womans rights are superior to a bunch of cells and tissue. Your belief should never trump the decision and health of another. Third, you can't have your cake and eat it too. If you are for less government than you can't go saying I'm for it except for in cases that I'm not. Thank you for illustrating the hypocrisy of the right. Maybe it is you who needs to stop assuming that anyone who disagrees with you is an anarchist. Talk about a lack of critical thinking.

some choices are bad
some choices are bad

Nice straw man, genius. Too bad for you millions of female and minority 'strict Constitutionalists' refute your assertion.

th3realtruth
th3realtruth

The only one confused is you.  Comparing a physical assault by one living, breathing, thinking person on another living, breathing, thinking person to a medical procedure performed by doctor is not a comparison at all.  The Supreme Court doesn't think so and neither does the majority of the US.  

Chaz Stevens, Genius
Chaz Stevens, Genius

I would like to see your statistics that there are millions of Tea Party brown/black/yellow people.

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