Tallahassee, Florida -- March 23, 2011 -- 11:44am --
Gov. Rick Scott said he has yet to delve into the nearly two dozen bills in the Legislature dealing with the abortion issue in some form or another, but said when he does he will do so as a “pro-life governor.” A number of bills have been filed in both chambers, including a measure (HB 1127) that would require all expectant mothers to have an ultrasound before receiving an abortion, which was approved by a House committee on Tuesday.
On Monday another measure (HB 1247) dealing with parental notification also advanced. Scott said it should come as no surprise to voters because he campaigned as a pro-life candidate. “I’ll review all those bills, but as you know I’ve been pro-life all my life and I’m going to be a pro-life governor,” Scott said after meeting with employees at the Florida Department of Health.