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Gov. Scott quietly signs abortion bills, vetoes public records exemption

Women must be given the chance to watch an ultrasound before receiving an abortion under a bill (HB 1127) signed into law on Friday by Gov. Rick Scott.

It was one of 14 bills Scott signed late Friday. Others included a second abortion-related bill (HB 1247) that tightens restrictions on parental notification when a minor seeks to end a pregnancy and another (HB 7185) that eliminates profit taxes for about half of Florida businesses.

While those actions were expected, Scott also vetoed a bill (HB 913) that created a new public record exemption for public airports. The action earned him praise from the Times editorial board in today's print edition. The bill had passed 38-1 in the Senate and 92-24 in the House.