Judge Lets 24-Hour Abortion Wait Take Effect

1 decade 2 years 3 months ago Wednesday, April 05 2006 Apr 5, 2006 Wednesday, April 05, 2006 1:06:41 PM CDT April 05, 2006 in News
On Wednesday a federal judge allowed a 24-hour abortion waiting period contained in a 2003 law to take effect. However, Judge Scott Wright continued to bar a part of the law mandating what abortion physicians must discuss with their patients. The revised preliminary injunction carries out the directives of a federal appeals panel ruling from two weeks ago. Some abortion opponents hope the waiting period will cause fewer women to have abortions. Abortion rights advocates argued it imposed an undue burden on women.

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