A Florida judge blocked a 24-hour waiting period for abortions amid a controversial legal battle.
Between 2010 and 2014, Florida has seen the number of abortions performed in the state drop by 10 percent. However, that is still less than in other Republican-led states that have more aggressive restrictions on the procedure.
House members approved a controversial bill that would make women wait 24 hours before getting an abortion.
Doctors who perform abortions could be facing a new requirement after a Northwest Florida lawmaker filed a proposal Monday that would require them to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.
The Florida House of Representatives has passed a new bill that bans abortions in the state that are based on an unborn child’s gender or race.
The state’s abortion battle was back in the spotlight as a House panel approved bills that would block abortions after 20 weeks, require 24-hour waiting periods and target abortions that might be motivated by the race or gender of the fetus.
From guns to abortions, a bevy of new state laws are set to take effect Saturday.