And to think we’re supposed to have separation of the church and state. This is really just republicans trying to prevent people from accessing a safe procedure. Many people don’t have cars, yet if they’re 30 miles away or something like that they have to wait another day? There’s absolutely no reason I see to even want to pass a bill like this. I understand if an abortion clinic adopted a policy like this or strongly recommended it, but for the government to even try to restrict the rights a woman has to her body even more is ridiculous
A Republican-backed abortion bill in the Senate that requires women to wait 24-hour after meeting face-to-face with her doctor before going through with the procedure withstood challenges from seven amendments from Democrats and is now poised for a final vote.
Among the challenges raised in the amendments: a 24-hour reflection period for men seeking vasectomies; conducting the meeting via telephone or internet and allowing women who live more than 100 miles from a clinic or who sign a document saying they have thoroughly considered their decision to waive the waiting period.
Democrat Sen. Maria Sachs, of Delray Beach, proposed allowing midwives and nurses – in addition to doctors – to meet personally with women 24 hours before the procedure. Democrat Jeff Clemens, of Lake Worth, sought to eliminate a provision of the bill that requires victims of rape and incest to provide a police report or medical records to be exempt…
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