TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Reproductive health providers have asked a state court in Florida to block a new law limiting abortion from taking effect on Friday, arguing that the state constitution guarantees a broad right to privacy including abortion.
Planned Parenthood is among those seeking a temporary emergency injunction.
A Florida synagogue also sued, saying the government intrusion violates the privacy rights and religious freedoms of Jewish women.
Florida currently allows abortions up to 24 weeks.
Florida’s Republican-controlled legislature and governor approved a 15-week law that includes fines and jail time for violators.
A judge set a hearing for 9 a.m. Monday in Tallahassee.