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Federal judge blocks Missouri’s law banning abortions after eight weeks

A federal judge has blocked Missouri from enforcing a law banning abortion in the state after eight weeks except in cases of medical emergency. A day before the law was set to take effect, US district judge Howard Sachs ruled that the state not enforce it, pending litigation or further order of the court, according to a court document. “While federal courts should generally be very cautious before delaying the effect of state laws, the sense of caution may be mitigated when the legislation seems designed,...

Judge rules Planned Parenthood clinic in Missouri cannot resume abortions

Planned Parenthood cannot resume abortions at a clinic in central Missouri after a federal judge ruled that state restrictions were not “undue” burdens on women seeking abortions. Current Missouri law requires clinics that provide abortions to have physicians with so-called admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. The Columbia clinic has been unable to secure a physician with those privileges after a panel of medical staff at University of Missouri Health Care decided to stop offering the privileges in 2015 during a Republican-led legislative investigation on abortion...