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Abortion rights activists object to waiting period bill

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Abortion rights backers objected angrily to time limits on public comments as a bill requiring a 24 hour waiting period for an abortion got its first Senate committee approval Tuesday. The legislation, SB 724 sponsored by Sen. Anitere Flores, R-Miami, would require that a woman wait 24 hours after a legally required counseling session with a physician before having the procedure. Supporters say it’s intended to create a period for reflection before an important decision that a woman might come…

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