Federal judge rejects injunction against Florida parental consent law

Federal judge rejects injunction against Florida parental consent law

[JURIST] US District Judge William Stafford rejected an injunction against Florida's new parental consent abortion law Thursday. According to the judge, opponents of the state's Parental Notice of Abortion Act [text], which took effect June 30, failed to show they had a good chance of winning a constitutional case against the legislation. Pro-choice advocates filed the federal suit [JURIST report] against the state last month, claiming the law's parental consent requirements can delay emergency treatment to girls. The state maintains, however, that the law takes such situations into consideration. AP has more.