A new law that would require any woman wanting an abortion to wait 24-hours has been blocked by a federal judge who has issued a restraining order. The law had been scheduled to take effect at midnight tonight. It would require doctors to wait a full day after consulting with patients before performing abortions. Planned Parenthood has filed a lawsuit, claiming the restriction is unconstitutional. The legislation was passed by the General Assembly during its regular session, and vetoed by Governor Bob Holden. That veto was overridden by the Legislature during its veto session last month. A January 27th hearing has been scheduled on whether to impose an injunction.
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