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Two groups are throwing their weight behind a Gainesville clinic challenging a state-mandated abortion waiting period.

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Florida’s Planned Parenthood clinics are suing the state over a law that cuts funding for non-abortion services.

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The Florida Supreme Court has decided to put the state’s 24 hour abortion waiting period back on hold.  The law won’t take effect until the high court decides how it will proceed.

Nick Evans

Governor Rick Scott has approved a controversial bill restricting state funding to organizations that provide elective abortions. The measure is similar to a law in Texas pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Nick Evans

Abortion rights advocates are trying to convince Florida Governor Rick Scott to veto sweeping new abortion legislation.  They delivered 12,000 petitions to Scott’s office Thursday.

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After a Florida appeals court again denied efforts to shelve a 24 hour abortion waiting period, advocates are turning to the Florida Supreme Court.  The appeals court refused to stay its order earlier this week.

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Florida lawmakers have approved an expansive bill that could further restrict abortions in the state. The measure in an outgrowth of a larger battle over abortion that flared up this past summer, after several heavily-altered and now discredited videos claimed to show Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of fetal remains.

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This week the U.S. Supreme Court heard a case challenging a Texas law that requires abortion providers have admitting privileges.  Meanwhile similar legislation is marching through the Florida Capitol.

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The question of abortion policy is at the center of legislative and judicial debates playing out in Florida.  A 24 hour waiting period may be on its way to the Supreme Court while lawmakers propose new, more stringent restrictions.

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Florida women seeking an abortion will now have to wait 24 hours and make a separate trip to their physician.  This comes after an appeals court overturned a ruling putting the law on hold.

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Florida is pushing ahead with new restrictions for the state’s abortion providers while earlier restrictions are locked up in court.  A 24-hour waiting period approved last year came before the First District Court of Appeals Tuesday.

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The Florida Legislature is moving forward with a bill that could restrict abortion access. But similar measures have been struck down in other states.

Lawmakers pitching very different plans for pregnancy.
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This week marks the forty-third anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade.  But lawmakers in the Florida Legislature are busy re-litigating the issue with competing measures aimed at limiting and protecting abortions in the state.

A Conservative Florida group wants Governor Rick Scott to de-fund the state’s planned parenthood clinics. Florida Family Policy Council President John Stemberger says Governor Rick Scott isn’t a true conservative if he allows state dollars to continue flowing to planned parenthood.

Rep. Mike Hill (R-Pensacola Beach) wants abortion providers to have hospital admitting privileges.
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Florida’s new law requiring women to wait before getting an abortion is locked up in the courts, but one state lawmaker is offering another proposal that could limit abortions in the state.