From Orlando Sentinel‘s Gray Rohrer, 03/25/2016:
TALLAHASSEE — Planned Parenthood and other health clinics that provide abortions in Florida will go without taxpayer funds and face increased regulations for the procedure, under a bill signed Friday by Gov. Rick Scott.
Scott did not say why he signed HB 1411, which he approved with 67 other bills. But the flood of statements from pro-choice and anti-abortion groups reflected the sharp divide over the issue.
“As a result of this bill, thousands of people across Florida may no longer be able to access essential reproductive health care, such as cancer screenings, birth control, and well-woman exams,” said Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood. “This cruel bill is designed to rip healthcare away from those most at risk.’’
Wonkette’s Evan Hurst weighs in: “Florida Gov. Rick Scott Does Douchebag Thing, Because He Is Douchebag”