Lawsuit To Challenge Florida 24 Hour Abortion Ban

Jul 18, 2017

Credit MGN Online

A Tallahassee court will hear arguments Wednesday on the constitutionality of a Florida law imposing a waiting period of women who are seeking an abortion.

The law requires a woman seeking an abortion to wait at least 24 hours after her first doctor’s visit—meaning women must visit a clinic at least twice in order to receive the procedure. But supporters of the measure argue it gives women more time to consider their decisions.

The measure is currently under a temporary injunction issued by the state Supreme Court, which ruled enacting the law would “lead to irreparable harm.” The American Civil Liberties Union is asking the judge in Wednesday’s hearing to rule the law unconstitutional.