JUST IN: A federal judge blocked a Missouri law that bans abortions after eight weeks from going into effect.
The Missouri law in question “would penalize medical professionals who performs abortions after eight weeks into a pregnancy” which opponents argue is often before women are even aware that they are pregnant.
Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union filed the case last month against Missouri.
According to St. Louis local news station kplr11:
Tuesday’s ruling comes after two other federal judges blocked similar abortion restrictions in Arkansas and Ohio earlier this summer, as the slew of state laws looking to challenge Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark ruling legalizing abortion nationwide, make their way through the courts.
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