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Planned Parenthood, ACLU Sue Missouri Over New Abortion Laws (2)

July 31, 2019, 2:01 PMUpdated: July 31, 2019, 5:53 PM

New Missouri laws prohibiting abortions based on gestational age or a woman’s reason for seeking an abortion are invalid, the state’s only abortion provider said in a complaint filed against the state.

The five laws set out in H.B. 126 unlawfully ban abortions prior to the time when a fetus would be able to survive outside the womb, Reproductive Health Services of Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region told the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri July 30. They directly contradict U.S. Supreme Court law holding that a woman has a right to terminate a pregnancy ...