Tennessee tells 6th Circuit Court its 48 hour waiting period is clearly constitutional

By Dave Andrusko Back in mid-December, we reported on the utterly predictable decision rendered by Senior United States District Judge Bernard A. Friedman who brusquely brushed aside Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery’s request that Friedman put his order enjoining enforcement of Tennessee’s 48-hour waiting period on hold while the state appealed to the 6th U.S. …

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Iowa Gov. Reynolds signs law requiring 24 hour reflection period for abortions

By Dave Andrusko Pro-life Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds came through once again for the babies on Monday. The same day the Supreme Court handed down its foolish decision overturning a protective Louisiana law, Gov. Reynolds signed a law that provides an abortion-minded woman with a 24 hour wait-and-reflect period. For her part, Gov. Reynolds said, …

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Iowa legislature passes 24-hour waiting period. Governor expected to sign soon

By Dave Andrusko One more piece of pro-life legislation will be on the books in short order in Iowa. Over the weekend, a bill to require a 24-hour period of reflection passed the state House and the state Senate. The House vote was 53-42 ; the Senate passed the bill 31-16. It is now on …

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Without proof, Tennessee abortionists claim 48-hour abortion waiting period burdens women

By Nancy Flanders In a legal challenge, abortionists in Tennessee are claiming that a 48-hour waiting period for abortion in the state is a burden on women. The problem is, they don’t seem to be able to produce any proof of that claim. From 1978 to 2000, Tennessee had a 48-hour waiting period for abortion, …

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Four years after enactment, Tennessee’s 48 hour waiting period examined in court case

By Dave Andrusko Way back on July 1, 2015 we posted a story under the headline, “Pro-Lifers celebrate as Tennessee waiting period and abortion clinic regulation laws take effect.” On that day, the state’s informed consent measure which provides for a 48-hour waiting period for women and girls seeking an abortion after meeting with the …

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Abortion worker tells how they broke waiting period laws

By Sarah Terzo One former abortion worker said in a webcast: “Often times what would happen was patients would come in and say, “Oh, yeah, I did speak with someone. I don’t have my paperwork and we wouldn’t have their paperwork, but my regional director would say something to the effect of, “Well, can you …

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Court of Appeals to hear challenge to Florida’s 24-hour waiting period

By Dave Andrusko The First District Court of Appeal has agreed to hear arguments in the case of a 2015 Florida law requiring that a woman be given 24 hours to consider her decision after she meets with an abortionist. As we reported previously, last January Leon County Circuit Judge Terry Lewis ruled that the …

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Judge rejects challenge to Oklahoma’s 72 hour waiting period

By Dave Andrusko It was over three and a half years ago that we reported that pro-life Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin had just signed HB 1409 into law. With her May 6, 2015, signature, it meant that there were then four states that allowed women considering an abortion 72 hours to ponder this life-and-death decision. The …

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In another case of judicial activism, Judge blocks Florida’s 24 Hour Waiting Period!

By Florida Right to Life Yesterday, in another case of judicial overreach, Circuit Judge Terry Lewis permanently blocked the enforcement of a common sense law that provided for a 24 hour waiting period before a woman undergoes a surgical procedure that ends the life of a baby. Abortion can have severe ramifications for girls or …

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Circuit Court Judge says Florida’s 24-hour waiting requirement to have an abortion is unconstitutional

By Dave Andrusko In the latest phase of a lengthy and convoluted legal battle, Leon County Circuit Judge Terry Lewis ruled today that HB633, signed into law by pro-life Florida Gov. Rick Scott in June 2015 is unconstitutional and permanently blocked enforcement of the law. In Judge Lewis’s view, requiring a pregnant woman to meet …

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Judge hears plaintiffs and state spar over challenge to Florida’s 24-hour waiting requirement

By Dave Andrusko Another round of arguments took place Tuesday in the courtroom of Leon County Circuit Judge Terry Lewis in an ongoing fight over Florida’s HB633, signed into law by pro-life Gov. Rick Scott in June 2015. The state asked Judge Lewis to order a trial on the merits of HB633, a law that …

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Iowa Supreme Court continues hold on key pro-life law, promises expedited briefing

By Dave Andrusko When last we wrote about Iowa’s new law that among other provisions provides for a three-day period of reflection before an abortion, Polk County District Court Judge Jeffrey Farrell had just ruled that the waiting period is constitutional, rejecting a challenge from Planned Parenthood of the Heartland and the American Civil Liberties …

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