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Florida AG Asks Judge to Reject Motion to Delay New Abortion Law

By Jannis Falkenstern

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.—Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody on June 20 filed a document asking Leon County Circuit Judge John Cooper to reject a motion by abortion clinics and a doctor to temporarily delay the law prohibiting most abortions after 15 weeks that is set to take effect on July 1.

Judge Cooper will hear arguments on June 27 on the temporary injunction. The case could test Florida’s Constitution privacy clause and establish future abortion rights across the state.

The privacy clause states: “Every natural person has the right to be let alone and free from governmental intrusion into the person’s private life except as otherwise provided herein. This section shall not be construed to limit the public’s right of access to public records and meetings as provided by law.”…

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