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Saturday, September 17, 2005

Federal judge blocks new Missouri abortion law
Bernard Hibbitts at 10:33 AM ET

[JURIST] A federal judge in Missouri Friday slapped a temporary restraining order on a law signed the day before [JURIST report] by Missouri Governor Matt Blunt that allowed parents to file suit against anyone who helped their minor daughters get abortions without their consent. US District Judge Nanette Laughery said the legislation [SB 1 text] "threatens an immediate chilling effect on all abortion counseling within Missouri and nearby states". The Center for Reproductive Rights sought the TRO after filing suit [CRR press release] againt the law immediately after its approval. A spokesperson for the Governor said the state would argue for the legislation again when the court considered whether to issue a full injunction. AP has more.

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