Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum today put more public heat on Governor Charlie Crist to sign HB 1143, the measure that includes a provision with amendments that would require women to pay for an ultrasound exam and, with few exceptions, look at the embryo's or fetus' image or have it described to them by their doctors.
McCollom also wants Crist to sign it because he says it will aid him in his lawsuit he is filing on behalf of Florida that says that the recently enactly health care law is unconstitutional.
The bill makes a clear policy declaration that Floridians cannot be
compelled to buy health insurance prescribed by government, wrote
McCollum. This bill would extend my authority to advocate on behalf of
individuals who will be forced to pay a tax or fine for choosing not to
purchase health insurance.