Florida Appeals Court sends challenge to 24-hour waiting period back to lower court

Big pro-life victory By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. My family and I will be on our vacation through August 27. I will occasionally add new items but for the most part we will repost “the best of the best” — the stories our readers have told us they especially liked. Florida first enacted its 24 …

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

By Dave Andrusko A three-judge panel of the 1st District Court of Appeal heard oral arguments Tuesday from the Florida Deputy Solicitor and the ACLU. At issue is the 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, in …

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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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Court of Appeals unanimously rejects Satanic Temple member’s challenge to Missouri’s informed consent law

By Dave Andrusko A win, at least for now. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that a member of the Satanic Temple could not challenge Missouri’s 72-hour waiting period/informed consent law because she was not pregnant at the time of her lawsuit and therefore lacked standing. The three-judge panel unanimously upheld a …

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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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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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Judge upholds Iowa’s three-day waiting period

By Dave Andrusko Polk County District Court Judge Jeffrey Farrell ruled Monday that Iowa’s three-day waiting period is constitutional, rejecting a challenge from Planned Parenthood of the Heartland and the American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa, which sued in May. “The Iowa Act is arguably the strictest mandatory waiting period law in the country, but …

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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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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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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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