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Florida's Abortion Waiting Period Law Goes Into Effect

The Catholic Herald reports:

A new Florida law establishing a 24-hour waiting period for women seeking an abortion came into effect last week. Gov Rick Scott signed the measure, known as HB 633, into law in June. The bill had major support in the state Legislature, passing 77-41 in the House and 26-13 in the Senate. Rep Jennifer Sullivan, House sponsor of the Bill said its purpose is not to change access or to shut down clinics. She said: “It’s just common courtesy to have a face-to-face conversation with your doctor about such an important decision – especially for such an irreversible procedure as an abortion. “The purpose of this bill is to empower women to make an informed decision, versus a pressured, rushed, unexpected one.”
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