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Florida won’t enforce ban on late-term abortions

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Two years after Florida's first attempt to ban a late-term abortion procedure was ruled unconstitutional, the state agreed that a new ban on the procedure should not be enforced.

In a terse court filing, the state attorney general on Thursday agreed that abortion clinics and doctors who challenged the constitutionality of Florida's law in federal court were entitled to a permanent injunction. The state also agreed to pay plaintiffs' attorneys fees.

"I'm very relieved that this case has been, for the most part, wrapped up," said Charlene Carres, who was among the lawyers who represented the physicians and clinics.