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Did Gov. Rick Scott close 30 women’s healthcare centers?

PolitiFact Florida

The statement: Recently Rick Scott “closed 30 women’s health care centers across the state.”

Lois Frankel on Sept. 12 in a fundraising email.

The ruling: The statement that Scott closed 30 health centers is completely wrong.

We rate this claim: Pants on Fire!

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Funding and rape crisis centers

Based on PolitiFact Florida’s interviews with women’s advocates and state officials, here is the amount of state dollars that went to rape crisis centers statewide:

Legislative session

Money from state AG (usually from general revenue)

Other general revenue

Trust Fund**

2007-Crist

$400,000

0

$1.5 million

2008-Crist

$400,000*

0

$2 million

2009-Crist

$250,000

0

$2 million

2010-Crist

$250,000

0

$1.8 million

2011-Scott

$250,000

0

$1.8 million

2012-Scott

$500,000

0 after Scott vetoed $1.5 million approved by Legislature

$1.4 million

2013-Scott

$500,000

$2.5 million

$1.3 million

2014-Scott

$500,000

$2.5 million

$1.3 million

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