Tallahassee, Fla., Jul 19, 2017 / 15:43 pm
The attorney general of Florida has been given 60 days to gather evidence and testimonies in defense of a 2015 state law mandating 24-hour waiting periods for abortions.
The law's constitutionality is being challenged in the courts, and it has been on hold since its passage.
The decision was passed down by Florida Circuit Judge Terry Lewis after a July 19 hearing that had been meant to re-evaluate the law. In February, the Florida Supreme Court had upheld a lower court's decision to stay the law after its passage in June 2015.
Among the plaintiffs challenging the law are the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida and Gainesville Woman Care, an abortion clinic which started the lawsuit.