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Rubio's false claim about vetoed abortion bill

"Gov. Crist's veto also clears the way for taxpayer funding of abortion in Florida." Marco Rubio on Friday, June 11th, 2010 in a campaign press release. Rulings%2Ftom-false

From Politifact Florida: The highly-charged debate over a Florida abortion bill has turned to one of the most controversial aspects of the recently enacted federal health care law. While legislators for weeks focused on the issue of ultrasounds for women seeking an abortion, the law also would have prohibited women who get government subsidies for health insurance from purchasing insurance policies that cover abortions. When Gov. Charlie Crist vetoed the bill, former Florida House Speaker and Republican U.S. Senate candidate Marco Rubio promptly released a statement that "Gov. Crist's veto also clears the way for taxpayer funding of abortion in Florida." The statement, however, is based on a misleading assumption about the national health care law.

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Larry

What's new? Marco Rubio makes up stuff all the time and says it if he thinks it will please his base. Facts mean little to him. What I'd like to know is what he really means to do if he gets in office. He'll never say.

Steve Beste

Why wasn't the headline "Rubio Lies". False claim doesn't do his campaign lie machine justice.

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