POLL: Florida House sends anti-abortion bill to Gov. Crist

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Gov. Charlie Crist has received proposed legislation that would require women seeking an abortion during the first trimester to undergo an ultrasound exam and pay for it.

Crist has 15 days to decide whether to sign the bill, allow it to become law without his signature or veto it.

Crist has frequently said he has many concerns about the bill (HB 1143) that contains anti-abortion measures added in the final hours of the session without any committee hearings on them.

The Republican-led Legislature added amendments onto an otherwise non-controversial measure that also would require women to view the live image or have it described by a doctor unless they could prove they were victims of rape, incest or domestic violence.

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