COUNTDOWN FOR LIFE
I am led to understand that the Legislative branch presented Governor Crist today with the ultrasound and no funds for abortion bill which they passed late in the legislative session which ended five weeks ago. You can see my first “blog” on this issue published on May 9th and entitled “No Veto Please“. You have responded admirably to my call to contact the Governor and urge him to sign the legislation or at least not veto it which would allow it to become law. I understand that even though there has been intense lobbying of the Governor by the pro-abortion side, our letters and communications to his office outnumber those against the the law by a margin of two to one. Good going, folks.
Now Governor Crist has fifteen days to either sign the bill into law or veto it. If he chooses to do nothing, it will automatically become law in fifteen days. The state’s newspapers all predict that he will veto the legislation now that he has become an independent and is allegedly “beholden to no one.” Well he will always be “beholden to someone” who is the ultimate judge and the creator of all human life. Raised a Christian one would hope that the Governor would allow this legislation to become law. He has maintained for some time that he is “pro-life” but in his conversations with editorial boards, he has made it clear that he is having troubles with these proposals.
Governor Crist, listen to the majority of your people whom you claim to represent and allow this legislation to become the law of our state.
If you have not yet written, e-mailed or called the Governor’s office, do so quickly. I suspect he wants this issue behind him as he continues to run for the US Senate seat. We will see what his commitment is on this important issue of human life soon enough. I hope he will stand with us in defense of the defenseless.
Update: You can contact Governor Crist by phone at 850-488-7146 or 850-488-4441 or email him Charlie.Crist@MyFlorida.com. This piece of legislation is identified as House Bill 1143.