Good news out of Florida this week! In 2015, a law was passed requiring a 24-hour waiting period before having an abortion. A pro-abortion circuit court judge then tried to toss that law. So what did the appeals court decide? In favor of the waiting period law!
Waiting period laws, also known as informed consent laws, are in the family of “incremental pro-life legislation.” They don’t outlaw or necessarily restrict abortion, but they allow the chance for a mother to take extra time instead of making a snap, crisis-driven decision. Not to mention, extra time to learn about what abortion actually is, including potential physical and psychological harms to her. In other words, they are women-focused and should be a bipartisan issue.
But the abortion lobby doesn’t actually care about what’s best for women, so here we are.
The Miami Herald noted, “The 2-1 decision by a panel of the First District Court of Appeal sends the case back to Leon County circuit court. The 24-hour waiting period case could eventually become a key test for the Florida Supreme Court, which has historically backed abortion rights but is now dominated by conservative justices.”
Pro-abortion activists (including dissenting judges) argued the same tired talking points brought up in activist courtrooms nationwide – that waiting periods and other commonsense laws are “obstacles to abortion access.”
One of the key pro-life arguments for this law? That “having an abortion without due deliberation may increase risk of anxiety, depression, suicide, and drug use.” Which is absolutely true.
Studies have shown that women who have abortions are 81% more likely to experience subsequent mental health problems. (1)
- Substance Abuse
- Sense of loneliness or isolation
- Loss of self-confidence
- Insomnia or nightmares
- Relationship issues
One of the lawyers representing abortion in this case had some hollow sentiments following the proceedings. “It means that abortion rights will perhaps be diminished in Florida,” Richard Johnson said. “It’s just that the fight is not as easy as it used to be.”
Oh no, Richard, it is not as easy for you as it used to be. Because the Pro-Life Generation is armed with knowledge and passion and ready for this battle. We’re on to your deliberate falsehoods about abortion. Cheers to making you and your cohorts’ jobs increasingly difficult.