On Friday, April 22, 2016, the Florida Supreme Court issued an injunction putting on hold a 2015 law that provides women a day to reflect before undergoing abortion. The Court has yet to decide to accept the case that claims the law violates the broad privacy protections under the Florida Constitution.
The FCCB supported this legislation that ensures a woman considering abortion has an opportunity to reflect on information provided by a physician as she does before every other comparable surgical procedure.
The State of Florida already acknowledges the value of reflection periods prior to marriage, divorce, the purchase of a handgun, certain real estate transactions, sterilization, and placing a child for adoption. Considering these other waiting periods, it is only common sense to provide for reflection before an irreversible decision that ends the life of a child and can affect a woman’s life for years to come.