Florida Governor Crist has vetoed HB 1143, a controversial anti-women's rights bill that would have mandated ultrasounds for women seeking an abortion. In his veto message, Governor Crist said:
"This bill places an inappropriate burden on women seeking to terminate a pregnancy. Individuals hold strong personal views on the issue of life, as do I. However, personal views should not result in laws that unwisely expand the role of government and coerce people to obtain medical tests or procedures that are not medically necessary. In this case, such action would violate a woman's right to privacy."