Florida 24-hour abortion waiting period to take effect - Fox29 WFLX TV, West Palm Beach, FL-news & weather

Florida 24-hour abortion waiting period to take effect

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida appeals court is ordering the enforcement of a state law that that requires women to wait 24 hours before getting an abortion.

The 1st District Court of Appeal on Friday lifted an injunction that blocked the waiting period from taking effect. In its decision, the three-judge panel contended that a circuit judge did not have enough facts or evidence to support blocking the law.

Judge Charles Francis had blocked the law one day before the waiting period was scheduled to take effect. Francis is chief judge for the north Florida circuit that includes the state capital.

The waiting period law was passed last year by the Florida Legislature. The American Civil Liberties Union challenged the law on behalf of a Gainesville abortion clinic.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by Frankly

1100 Banyan Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 Raycom Media. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.