Florida’s new abortion law will remain blocked for now

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Florida’s new law that places restrictions on abortion clinics is going to remain blocked for now.

Gov. Rick Scott is not going to appeal a ruling by U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle, who in June put a temporary hold on portions of the law while a lawsuit seeking to overturn it makes its way through federal court.

Spokeswoman Jackie Schutz said the Scott administration will continue to defend the law in federal court but will not appeal the injunction to “avoid greater uncertainty” while the legal fight continues.

The law prevents state funds from going to an organization that provides abortions. It also added new inspection requirements on clinics. Planned Parenthood challenged three parts of the wide-ranging law.

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