Women seeking an abortion in Tennessee will soon have to wait 48 hours before the operation can begin, longer than in all but five other states.

Gov. Bill Haslam (R) signed the new law on Monday, making Tennessee the 27th state to impose an abortion waiting period, part of what could ultimately be a flurry of action this year. Oklahoma tripled its wait to 72 hours earlier this month, and a bill in North Carolina that has already passed the state assembly would do the same. Arkansas extended its wait to 48 hours and the Florida legislature approved a 24-hour waiting period, which is awaiting the signature of Gov. Rick Scott (R), who hasn’t announced his intentions but has approved other abortion restrictions.

“Women and girls considering abortion in our state deserve relevant details and adequate time to make fully-informed decisions about the fate of their unborn child,” Brian Harris, president of Tennessee Right to Life, said in a statement. Abortion rights advocates say such waiting periods not only second-guess a woman’s decision, but also over-burden women without the means or time to make it to often-distant abortion clinics.

Many states with waiting periods also require doctors tell women that abortions cannot be coerced, describe the procedure, identify the gestational age of the fetus and inform them of whether the fetus can feel pain.

Most states with waiting periods impose a 24-hour delay, according to data maintained by the Guttmacher Institute. Women in Tennessee and Alabama must now wait 48 hours, while those in four others — Missouri, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Utah — must wait 72 hours. In South Dakota, weekends and holidays do not count toward the state’s waiting period. Missouri makes no exception for rape or incest.

Tennessee’s law goes into effect July 1, while Oklahoma’s becomes official on Nov. 1.