New rules for abortions in bill signed by governor

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PHOENIX - Governor Jan Brewer has signed a bill placing tighter regulations on women seeking abortions.

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Gov. approves more restrictions on abortions - Gov. Jan Brewer signed a bill placing tighter regulations on women seeking abortions.

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The law includes three main points. There is now a mandatory 24-hour waiting period. A provision allows pharmacists and health care providers to refuse to hand out emergency contraception on moral or religious grounds.

A Planned Parenthood spokesperson says she is concerned. "This new law is limiting a woman's decision to make a decision with her physician and with herself essentially."

Also, minors must now receive written, notarized consent from a parent or guardian.