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June 29, 2022

The Second Judicial Circuit Court in Leon County, Florida will resume hearing arguments on the plaintiffs’ request for a temporary injunction in Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida v. Florida — a case challenging Florida’s House Bill 5 (HB 5), a ban on abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy.

Attorneys will briefly answer questions over the phone after the hearing. You can RSVP here and call information will be sent shortly after the hearing concludes. Follow-up interviews can be requested by emailing  

Thursday, June 30; beginning at 8:30 a.m. ET. The hearing will be live-streamed online here.

The hearing will take place in-person at the Leon County courthouse at 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, Fl 32301.

The American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Florida, Center for Reproductive Rights, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and the law firm Jenner & Block filed this lawsuit on behalf of Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida; Planned Parenthood of South, East and North Florida; Gainesville Woman Care; Indian Rocks Woman’s Center; St. Petersburg Woman’s Health Center; Tampa Woman’s Health Center; and A Woman’s Choice of Jacksonville.

HB 5, a law passed earlier this year, would ban abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy and threaten doctors with jail time for providing essential care. The ban is blatantly unconstitutional under the state’s constitution. In 1980, Florida voters amended the state constitution to provide broad protections for individual privacy rights — including abortion. And in 2012, voters overwhelmingly rejected Amendment 6 which would have taken those protections away. These protections remain in place regardless of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on federal abortion rights in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

Read the full legal complaint  here.   

Read an overview of the case here