Originally posted at American Thinker
It is official. Charlie Crist came down on the side of death and vetoed a bill requiring ultrasound for abortion. Crist’s excuse? Making women view the image of unborn children before submitting innocence to dilation and curettage “places an inappropriate burden on women seeking to terminate a pregnancy.”
According to Crist, the truth doesn’t set women free from the curse of reckless slaughter. The governor believes seeing the face of a child “places an inappropriate burden” on women seeking to sluice consciences of truth and reality. In other words, the truth hurts.
Maybe Mr. Crist would like to address the burden of excruciating pain placed on the fragile frame of child in utero about to be boiled alive in saline solution or dismembered by vacuum aspiration. Does the esteemed governor consider that an “inappropriate burden,” or does Charlie-style morality define that as choice?
The bill Crist vetoed did the unthinkable; it required women to have a “mandatory ultrasound,” which is typical before an abortion to locate the position of the prey. Women would also be given the option to view the live image and endure the doctor describing the fetus puckering its lips, sucking its thumb or grasping the side of its face minutes before being cruelly chopped up and flushed into a bucket and thrown into a red biohazard bag.
Women just shouldn’t be upset when visiting a friendly abortion mill, which means Charlie Crist is a champion and defender of women’s feelings and sensibilities. That Charlie is some guy
Defender-of-death Governor Crist said the following in a letter to Florida’s Department of State in justification of vetoing “the truth shall set you free” bill: “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.”
What Charles forgot to add was the line, “Even if those tests and procedures save lives.”
Crist stated “such action would violate a woman’s right to privacy,” which everyone knows takes precedence over the brutal murder of millions of unborn children. When Charlie is weighing priorities, privacy triumphs over the sanctity of life every time!
A man with a huge heart, Crist continued to justify his anti-ultrasound position in the following way:
Many medical or fiscal barriers could be placed upon a woman in order to prevent her from following through on her constitutionally protected decision to end a pregnancy. However, such measures do not change hearts, which is the only true and effective way to ensure that a new life coming into the world is loved, cherished, and receives the care that is deserved.
Hey Charlie, one would think that seeing the living face, fingers and toes of your own flesh and blood, even minutes before submitting to an abortion, would be the surest, truest and most effective way to change hearts and minds. Could it be that “loved, cherished and…the care that is deserved,” is right below privacy and above life on the Crist list?
Speaking of faces, on Election Day Charlie’s picture – though not in ultrasound form – will be all over Florida. Every voter will be able to put the face together with the name Charlie Crist. Ironically, the voting booth will take on the role of a political abortion clinic. Governor Crist vetoing HR 1143 will ensure the governor’s bid to occupy the open senate seat in Florida, like an aborted child, will never see the light of day.