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Today in Tallahassee: abortion limits

TALLAHASSEE — Abortion takes top billing on the House agenda today as Republicans push through measures that put new limits on when women can get the procedure.

The five proposals up for a full House vote include requiring women to get ultrasounds before undergoing abortions (HB 1127) and limiting the procedures to as early as the second trimester (HB 1397).

Also on the House agenda: God, guns and greenhouse gases.

The first asks for a constitutional amendment that would prohibit the government from denying funding to religious organizations; the second deals with doctors and guns; and the third asks Congress to "clarify" the role of the Environmental Protection Agency when it comes to greenhouse gases.

Meanwhile, the House and Senate are still trying to work through a serious budget gap with less than two weeks to go before the end of session.

Gov. Rick Scott is spending some time at a school choice rally outside the Capitol and holding a news conference about 2010 state crime statistics.

Today in Tallahassee: abortion limits 04/26/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 26, 2011 10:33am]
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