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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Florida judge gives state 60 more days to make case defending 24 hour waiting period

By Dave Andrusko When the state of Florida filed its brief defending its 24-hour waiting period for abortion-minded women, it asked Leon County Circuit Judge Terry Lewis for more time to develop its case why HB 633 meets constitutional muster. Yesterday Judge Lewis granted Deputy Solicitor General Denise Harle’s request–an additional sixty days–but if media …

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Judge to hear plaintiffs challenge to Florida’s 24-hour waiting requirement today

By Dave Andrusko When last we wrote about HB 633, signed into law by pro-life Florida Gov. Rick Scott on June 10, 2015, a split state Supreme Court had just blocked the law which requires that a pregnant woman meet with an abortionist and wait 24-hours before she can have an abortion. The vote on …

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Florida Supreme Court blocks 24-hour waiting period

By Dave Andrusko In the latest of a long series of decisions, the Florida Supreme Court today blocked a law requiring that a pregnant woman meet with an abortionist and wait 24-hours before she can have an abortion. “The opinion, written by Justice Barbara Pariente in a 4-2 decision, reverses a lower court opinion and …

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Florida introducing Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

By Dave Andrusko Movement to pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act is picking up momentum. Ohio passed its version–SB 127–last month, raising to 15 the number of states that ban abortions performed on pain-capable unborn children. This week Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin signed his state’s bill, increasing the number to 16. Over the weekend, Florida …

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Seven Florida Supreme Court justices hear oral argument over 24-hour waiting period

By Dave Andrusko The seven-member Florida Supreme Court heard competing arguments Tuesday over the state’s requirement that a pregnant woman meet with an abortionist and wait 24-hours before she can have an abortion. Waiting periods are both common and common sense legislation. 19 states have 24 hour waiting periods, three states have 48 hour waiting …

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Florida Supreme Court to hear challenge today to 24 hour waiting period

By Dave Andrusko The Florida Supreme Court will hear arguments today in a challenge brought against a 2015 Florida law that requires a 24-hour waiting period before a woman can abort. The lawsuit is being brought by Bread and Roses, a Gainesville, Florida abortion clinic and other abortion-rights activists. They argue (what else?) that the …

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Florida Senate: Vote for Marco Rubio

Patrick Murphy wants you to pay for abortions. By Karen Cross, National Right to Life Political Director In Florida, pro-life Senator Marco Rubio (R) is being challenged by radical pro-abortion Congressman Patrick Murphy (D). Patrick Murphy, a candidate supported by the extreme pro-abortion group NARAL Pro-Choice America , voted against the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection …

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Florida Supreme Court sets date to hear challenge to 24 hour waiting period

By Dave Andrusko The Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday set a date for arguments in a challenge brought against a 2015 Florida law that requires a 24 hour waiting period before a woman can abort. The justices will hear oral arguments November 1. As is often the case with pro-abortion litigation, there has been a …

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Judge blocks sections of Florida law from going into effect today

By Dave Andrusko Hours before a new Florida law was to go into effect, U.S. District Court Judge Robert Hinkle issued a preliminary injunction Thursday that blocks two parts of HB 1411. Other parts of the law took effect today, including a requirement that abortionists obtain admitting privileges at a nearby hospital or abortion clinics …

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Florida’s 24 hour waiting period under review by Florida’s Supreme Court

In 2015, the Florida Legislature passed a bill that requires a 24-hour waiting period before a woman can have an abortion. This common sense and protective legislation was signed into law by Pro-Life Governor Scott on June 10, 2015 and was set to take effect on July 1, 2015. A Gainesville, Florida abortion clinic and …

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Florida Supreme Court again puts 24-hour waiting period on hold

By Dave Andrusko In the latest (but with many more to come) twist in Florida’s law requiring a 24-hour waiting period, the Florida Supreme Court voted today to put HB 633 on hold. The court’s action is the latest in a long string of back-and-forths that began the day after pro-life Gov. Rick Scott signed …

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