Friday, April 25, 2008

FL Abortion Bill With Ultrasound Mandate Appears In Jeopardy

Herald Tribune: Abortion bill in trouble:

A proposed law to require women to get an ultrasound before having an abortion in Florida appears to be in jeopardy.

The bill was supposed to be taken up in the Senate today after yesterday's debate was postponed. Its sponsor, Majority Leader Daniel Webster, R-Winter Garden, said discussion on the legislation "is not quite ready."

"By Monday or Tuesday when we take it up it'll be a lot different. I think we'll be starting kind of with a clean slate and everybody can ask questions again and we can go forward and have a big debate on it," he said.

But Democratic Leader Steve Geller said Webster does not have the 21 votes he needs for his bill to pass.

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