Under the law, women seeking an abortion must make two visits to the abortion facility at least 24 hours apart.
The Orlando Women’s Center received notice that it could be fined $193,000 for 193 violations of the law between April 26 to May 11, according to local news site News 6. The Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) informed the facility of the fines.
The abortion facility’s attorney told the media that the fine could “bankrupt” the facility.
“Shortly after the Tallahassee Judge’s ruling allowing the 24-hour waiting period to go into effect, AHCA began inspecting abortion clinics around the state for compliance with the new requirement,” attorney Julie Gallagher told News 6. “The clinic owner made numerous efforts to contact AHCA and learn the effective date of the new requirement. AHCA never provided any guidance to clinics on the ‘start date’ of the new law and instead, arbitrarily, picked a date in late April.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's flippant disregard for the unborn has reached a new low amid her unfounded claims about abortion restrictions — all while claiming to be a Catholic.
Now, Speaker Pelosi has ventured into the absurd, ironically labelling the pro-life movement's goal of restricting abortions and saving the unborn as "sinful."
LifeSiteNews reported the full event that brought about her comments:
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has once again criticized the pro-life movement, calling its efforts to save unborn babies “sinful.”
Pelosi made the remarks during a “roundtable discussion,” which took place at the University of California in San Francisco to mark “Women’s Equality Day” last Friday.
“The fact that this is such an assault [sic] on women of color and…lower income families is just sinful. It’s sinful,” Pelosi said about abortion restrictions.
Speaker Pelosi's moral compass has been inverted, accusing the pro-life movement an offense to God.
It is "sinful," according to Pelosi, that we defend life in the womb.
It is "sinful," according to Pelosi, that we protect young, vulnerable, and desperate women from the pain and remorse that follows abortion.
It is "sinful," according to Pelosi, that we protect the least among us — the unborn — by finally abolishing the abortion industry.
Pelosi is completely backwards, having clearly lost sight of the truly sinful and horrendous act of abortion.
Send a clear message to Speaker Nancy Pelosi: Catholics demand an apology for her perverse comments calling the pro-life movement's goal of abolishing abortion "sinful."
SIGN OUR PETITION DEMANDING A FULL APOLOGY NOW.
"We the undersigned demand a public apology, and await your public retraction of such a wild accusation."
P.S. — Nancy Pelosi has gotten away with using her faith as a shield for the most terrible leftwing policies, including abortion. By raising your voice with us, we will send a clear message that she can no longer use Christianity as cover for her disgusting far-left plans!
The News 6 article erroneously states that the ruling was made on April 25, giving readers the impression that the facility had just one day to implement the requirements. Leon County Judge Angela Dempsey issued the official, final judgement on April 25, but first announced her decision on April 8.
The AP reported that another abortion facility began implementing the requirements in anticipation of the ruling.
LifeSiteNews contacted the AHCA on Wednesday morning to ask for comment on Gallagher’s claims of not receiving proper guidance as well as for a copy of the complaint filed against the abortion facility and what the next steps are in the process.
The state agency has not responded.
Attorneys for the state recently filed arguments with the state’s supreme court and urged it to allow Florida to prohibit abortions at 15-weeks. Governor Ron DeSantis’ spokesman Bryan Griffin told LifeSiteNews that a favorable ruling could lead to further pro-life legislation.