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New law mandating 24-hour abortion waiting period delayed by state court

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Chief Judge Charles Francis of the state’s 2nd Circuit court issued an injunction on Tuesday that delays the implementation of a new law set to go into effect the next day, on July 1. The judge said in an 11-page ruling in favor of the plaintiffs that the law would do unjustified “irreparable harm” to Florida women seeking an abortion. “Plaintiffs have shown a substantial likelihood of success [of overturning the law] on the merits, that irreparable harm will result if the…

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