Abortion waiting period bill goes to Florida governor

A bill that will require a 24-hour waiting period for abortions is now going to Gov. Rick Scott.

The Senate voted 26-13 for the measure on Friday after nearly an hour of debate.

Republican Sen. Anitere Flores said that if only one woman decides not to get an abortion after a waiting period, she’ll consider the bill a huge success.

But Democrats argued that abortion will become the only medical procedure that will have a state-mandated waiting period before it can be performed.

Democrats also said the bill reflects a double-standard for Republicans who say they want government to stay out of people’s lives.

The bill provides exceptions for victims of rape, incest, human trafficking or domestic abuse if women present doctors with paperwork proving their claim.

Republished with permission of the Associated Press.

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