Florida AG: 24-Hour Waiting Period For Abortions ‘Reasonable,’ ‘Minimally Intrusive’
Attorney General Pam Bondi's office filed a brief with the state's Supreme Court as part of a more than year-long legal dispute over the requirement. Elsewhere, Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott is fundraising off rules regulating the disposal of fetal remains.
Health News Florida:
State Says Abortion Waiting Period Doesn’t Infringe On Rights
Trying to move forward with a requirement that women wait 24 hours before having abortions, Attorney General Pam Bondi's office has filed a brief at the Florida Supreme Court saying such a waiting period "does not significantly burden the right to privacy." The brief is part of a more than year-long legal dispute about a 2015 law that would require 24-hour waiting periods. (7/21)
The Texas Tribune:
Abbott Fundraising Off Rule To Bury Or Cremate Fetal Remains
Weeks after Texas health officials quietly proposed rules that would require the cremation or burial of fetal remains, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott is raising political funds off his administration's new effort to regulate abortion providers. In a fundraising email sent to supporters Thursday, Abbott cited the rule change, saying Texas is working to “turn the tides” against the abortion industry in the state and protect the “rights of the unborn.” (Ura, 7/21)