Court To Decide On Inmate Abortions

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ST. LOUIS (AP) - A federal appeals court panel in St. Louis will hear arguments today over whether Missouri should transport female offenders seeking an outside abortion. The three-judge panel is hearing the class-action case in the Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Attorney General Jay Nixon is appealing a federal court ruling requiring Missouri to take pregnant inmates to abortion clinics when they request the procedure. A federal judge in Kansas City last year ruled that a Missouri policy against transporting inmates for abortions was unconstitutional. The state used to pay to transport an inmate for an abortion, though not the procedure itself. But the policy was reversed in July 2005.

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