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Tuesday, 11 January 2011 06:38

Brevard NOW Speaks Out - Keep Government Out Of Our Private Lives

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Brevard NOW hopes this agenda does not include attempts to wrongly and unwisely expand the role of government by placing inappropriate burdens on women seeking to terminate a pregnancy as they did in the last legislative session.

Watch the Youtube videos of Brevard NOW leaders speaking at recent Brevard Legislative Town Hall.

There were 8 anti-choice bills in the Florida Legislature for the 2010 legislative session including HB 1097 which would have banned abortions in Florida and require survivors of rape, sexual assault and incest carry a pregnancy to term against their will.

Governor Christ rightly vetoed HB 1143 the ultrasound bill and correctly stated “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. In this case, such action would violate a woman’s right to privacy.”

At the recent Brevard Delegation meeting Brevard NOW leaders encouraged our legislators to leave HB 1143 on the veto table and support legislation which prevents unintended pregnancies in the first place.

Unfortunately the Healthy Teens and Prevention First Acts did not receive a single committee hearing in either chamber in the last legislative session. Both of these bills would have done more to prevent unintended pregnancy than any anti-choice piece of legislation.

Brevard NOW encourages our legislators to focus their efforts on the economy and creating jobs, not expanding the role of government into women's personal and private lives.

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