Jennifer Sullivan Florida House Passes Abortion Waiting Period Bill By Sascha Cordner • Apr 22, 2015 Florida Channel The Florida Senate is slated to take up a controversial abortion measure Thursday. The House just recently passed the same bill requiring pregnant women to wait 24 hours before having an abortion. With Added Exemptions, Abortion Waiting Period Bills Slated For Votes This Week By Sascha Cordner • Apr 21, 2015 Florida Senate/Rep. Sullivan's Twitter A controversial abortion bill that now includes a new exemption is now heading to the Senate Floor, after passing its last committee hearing Monday. It’s also teed up for a vote on the House floor, despite continued opposition.