Florida House passes bill requiring 24-hour waiting period for abortions

April 22, 2015 9:23 PM

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Reuters) - The Florida House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a measure that would require women seeking abortions to wait 24 hours between a medical briefing and performance of the procedure.

The bill is expected to pass the Republican-controlled state Senate as soon as this week, and Republican Governor Rick Scott has expressed support for it.

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