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Abortion waiting period bill moves forward in Florida Senate

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A bill requiring a one-day waiting period for abortions is nearing final passage in the Florida Legislature. It advanced to third and final reading in the state Senate Thursday. It passed the House Wednesday. Senate Democrats sought unsuccessfully to alter or obstruct the bill with a series of amendments, including one to require a similar waiting period for a man to get a vasectomy. The bill says legally required informed consent procedures including an ultrasound exam must happen 24 hours…

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