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.
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.
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.