Mostly along party lines. The Florida legislature passed the ultrasound bill in a vote of 76 -44.
What does this mean? It means a few things. One, the passage along party lines means that, in Florida atleast, to be a Republican is to be pro-life AND pro-choice (pro-choice in a good way, letting women choose to see what is alive in their wombs). To be Democrat, is to be pro-abortion. Here are a few telling quotes:
"Until you start growing ovaries or have them, you don't need to be involved in making a decision about what women do with their bodies," said Rep. Janet Long (D-Seminole "stand down if you don't have ovaries."
"How do you tell me what I do with my body?" questioned Rep. Betty Reed (D-Tampa). "I am very upset about this because I don't believe that if a man decided to have a vasectomy, he has to get an ultrasound. Why is that? Why doesn't he have to have an ultrasound?"
Two, the pro-abortion Democrats are very afraid of pregnant women actually seeing the living baby they are carrying. In my door to door salesman days, I approached an office in a building that had the sign "Pregnancy Services" on the door. In my naivete, I wondered just what kind of business this was - worried that I was about to enter a pro-abortion organization. When I entered I noticed the models showing the various stages of the unborn baby inside the womb - clearly this was a pro-life organization. A pro-abortion organization would never want anyone to see what is really in the womb, and that is why they voted against the ultrasound bill in Florida.
My challenge to those on this forum - and you know who you are - is to ask, "why do you continue to vote for a party that is stubbornly pro-abortion?" How do you justify it? Is social welfare and liberal politics, party identity more important that the unborn? Or, does hatred for Republicans outweigh you hatred for abortion?