TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) — It is now up to a federal judge to decide if to block additional parts of a contentious Florida abortion law.READ MORE: Arrest Made In Fort Lauderdale Double Shooting
The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida filed a lawsuit late Monday on behalf of several ministers, rabbis and organizations that provide abortion counseling services to women.READ MORE: Costco Drops Mask Mandate For Fully Vaccinated Employees, Shoppers
The lawsuit contends the law violates constitutional rights by requiring groups to register with the state and pay a fee if they advise or help women seek abortions. The lawsuit also challenges a provision requiring groups to tell women about alternatives to abortion.
Legislators passed the sweeping abortion measure during their 2016 session. A federal judge already blocked two parts of the law this past summer and the administration of Gov. Rick Scott didn’t appeal the decision. One part of the law required increased abortion clinic inspections.MORE NEWS: Miss USA Asya Branch Could Make History In Sunday's Miss Universe Competition At Seminole Hard Rock Hotel And Casino
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