Supreme Court Sets Arguments On Abortion Waiting Period

Aug 17, 2016

The Florida Supreme Court will hear arguments Nov. 1 in a closely watched case about a 2015 law that would require women to wait 24 hours before having abortions.

The court issued an order Tuesday setting the date for arguments.

Abortion-rights supporters challenged the law, contending that it violates women's privacy rights.

A Leon County circuit judge last year approved an injunction that blocked the state from carrying out the law, but the 1st District Court of Appeal in February overturned that ruling.

The Supreme Court agreed in May to take up the case after earlier issuing a stay that at least temporarily halted the waiting-period requirement.