Even as the House Republicans shut down the session early in a tantrum over the working poor having access to health care, some bills managed to make the cut beforehand. Some were bad bills, and one in particular is now on Rick Scott's desk and awaiting his signature.
The Florida GOP who cried "We can't let the government come between you and your doctor!" in opposition to Obamacare have now once again placed themselves between women and their doctors by passing another restrictive abortion bill.
If Rick Scott signs it into law, and there's little doubt he will, women will be forced to make at least two trips to a doctor to have an abortion, and it will impose a 24-hour waiting period on them. Because the GOP gynoticians in Tallahassee think women aren't smart enough to grasp the realities about their own health choices and their own bodies, and it behooves them to step in and show them the light.
Yes, the same lawmakers who don't care much for Florida's waiting periods on gun purchases, and who won't allow doctors to ask patients with small children about guns in their homes without facing prosecution, feel that women really need the extra time, expense, health risks and GOP ideology imposed on them before having the procedure because a women's own mind, intellect, and her understanding of her own personal circumstances can't be trusted.
If that isn't bad enough, it gets worse.