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Rick Scott signs new 24-hour barrier to abortions into law

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Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday signed into law HB 633, which creates a new 24-hour waiting period after a woman requests an abortion from a medical provider before the procedure can be administered. There was some controversy over whether or not Scott would approve the law, as well as an organized effort to defeat it in the legislative process. The bill drew 41 “No” votes when it came before the House floor in April, mostly from Democrats, though Republican state Reps. Heather…

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