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Rick Scott Signed Legislation Forcing Women To Undergo An Ultrasound Before An Abortion.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, “Gov. Rick Scott on Saturday hosted a celebration of the four new laws intended to limit access to abortion…Lawmakers passed five abortion-related bills in the 2011 session. One requires women to receive an ultrasound before undergoing an abortion and be offered the opportunity to have it described to her…Asked what his response it to those who say the laws limit choice for women, Gov. Scott referred to the ultrasound bill, passed by a previous Legislature but vetoed by then Gov. Charlie Crist. ‘You should have the opportunity to see an ultrasound of your child,’ Scott said. ‘It’s your choice. You don’t have to. This creates choice. I think it’s very positive.’” [Tampa Bay Times, 7/30/11]