Today, Florida Governor (and U.S. Senate candidate) Charlie Crist vetoed House Bill 1143. The measure would have prohibited an individual or group health insurance policy or health maintenance contract purchased through the state insurance exchange (required under the new federal health care law) from covering abortion except when the woman’s life or health are in […]
“Governor Crist had the opportunity to stand with the overwhelming majority of Americans across the political spectrum who oppose taxpayer-funded abortion. By vetoing this abortion opt-out legislation, Governor Crist makes it clear that he stands with those who favor taxpayer funding of abortion.” – Matthew Faraci, Spokesman for Americans United for Life.
Florida just became the fourth state to pass legislation opting-out of taxpayer-funded abortion provisions established by the new federal health care reform law. Florida’s legislation ensures that insurance plans that cover abortions and participate in new health care exchanges cannot receive tax dollars. “The right to life is fundamental to all that we do, and […]