Abortion Clinics Debate

1 decade 1 year 4 weeks ago Friday, August 24 2007 Aug 24, 2007 Friday, August 24, 2007 4:43:44 AM CDT August 24, 2007 in News
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KANSAS CITY (AP) - Attorneys for Planned Parenthood are asking a federal judge to prevent the state from enforcing a law that imposes new regulations on abortion clinics. The law is scheduled to take effect next Tuesday. During a hearing in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Planned Parenthood argued that the new regulations would end abortion services in most of Missouri. The organization said abortions would end permanently at a Kansas City clinic, and would either end or be postponed for months in Columbia. Attorneys for the state and the health department say it's reasonable to regulate the clinics to protect the health of women. And they say the new regulations would not place an undue burden on the clinics. --- Judge Ortrie Smith said he will rule on the temporary injunction by 5 p.m. Monday.

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