Florida Abortion Providers Fined $500K Over Wait Law

Florida is handing out fines for abortion providers under a little-known law, as the state has become a destination for women seeking abortions due to its 15-week abortion restriction.

Surrounding states with heartbeat laws that restrict abortions around 6 weeks have travelers going to Florida for abortions, but a law requiring a 24-hour wait for those to sleep on their decision has abortion providers getting fined, Politico reported.

Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) has issued $500,000 in fines to 14 abortion providers for failing to follow the law on requiring women to wait 24 hours before going through with abortions, according to the report.

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