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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) — Attorneys for Planned Parenthood will go before a federal judge Wednesday to ask that he stop a new law that places restrictions on abortion clinics which goes into effect July 1st.
The measure signed earlier this year by Gov. Rick Scott is similar to legislation in other states that has triggered legal challenges. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struck down a Texas law.
State and federal laws already prohibit public money for abortion, but Florida’s bill goes a step further by preventing any state funds from going to any service by an organization that also provides abortions.
It also requires that doctors who perform abortions have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital, or that the clinic have a patient transfer agreement.
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