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Judge Blocks Missouri 8-Week Abortion Plan

HeadlineAug 28, 2019

A federal judge temporarily blocked Missouri’s contested eight-week abortion ban Tuesday — one day before it was set to take effect. The ban, which does not include exceptions for rape or incest, would penalize abortion providers who perform the procedure after eight weeks, before many people are even aware they are pregnant. A lawsuit filed by Planned Parenthood and the Missouri ACLU challenging the law is currently being argued.

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