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The National Catholic Bioethics Center
NCBC Becomes a Signatory to Florida State Legislation
August 4, 2016
© 2017 by The National Catholic Bioethics Center


The NCBC has become a signatory in a state’s rights case, in support of the state of Florida, whose law requiring a twenty-four hour waiting period to assure informed consent of a woman seeking an abortion has been blocked by a United States District Court.  The brief challenges the opinions of a group of ethicists who hold that a waiting period violates ethical principles, when quite the opposite is true.  The law seeks to protect informed consent and patient autonomy, as well as the right to beneficent care by health care providers.