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Tue Jun 30, 2015, 05:54 PM

Judge Blocks New Florida 24-Hour Abortion Wait Law

Source: WCTV via Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida judge is blocking a new state law that requires women to wait 24 hours before getting an abortion.

Chief Circuit Judge Charles Francis on Tuesday blocked the law one day before it was scheduled to take effect.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida and the Center for Reproductive Rights filed a lawsuit after Republican Gov. Rick Scott signed it into law. They argued that the law violates the right to privacy guaranteed in the state constitution by interfering with the right of women to undergo the procedure.

Francis wrote that state officials had not given any evidence to show why the new law is not a burden on privacy rights. He said it did not matter that other states have a similar law since Florida's right of privacy is broader.

Read more: http://www.wctv.tv/news/headlines/Judge-Blocks-New-Florida-Law-that-Delays-Abortions-311012771.html



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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2015, 05:56 PM

1. Good. Now every other mandatory waiting period

 

needs to be ended.

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Response to SheilaT (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 30, 2015, 06:00 PM

2. This is going to be argued as a privacy issue.

That's what you call laying down a legal foundation.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 30, 2015, 06:05 PM

3. However it's argued.

 

The mandatory waiting periods and the bullshit lies doctors are being obligated to tell their patients have gone far beyond what's legal.

I honestly don't understand why the AMA isn't telling every single state legislature that they will NEVER conform to rules telling them to tell lies to their patients.

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