Debate Continues Over Abortions

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In Kansas City today, Circuit Judge Charles Atwell heard what amounted to closing arguments. Planned Parenthood and other groups are fighting the state over a law passed during special session this year that allows lawsuits against those who help minors obtain abortions without parental consent. Planned Parenthood attorney Eve Gartner says the law infringes on First Amendment rights and could be seen as even restricting the offering of advice to a teenage patient. Assistant Attorney General Vickie Mahon says the case "pits the interests of abortion providers against the rights of parents." Atwell says he plans to issue a ruling next month.

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