(Worthy News) - A federal judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked an eight-week abortion ban from taking effect in Missouri but will allow another part of the law to move forward that bans abortion on the basis of race, sex, or disability.
The law, signed by Republican Gov. Mike Parsons, had been set to take effect Wednesday, but U.S. Western District of Missouri Senior Judge Howard Sachs, an appointee of President Jimmy Carter, blocked the eight-week ban while the case is under litigation.
The ban provided exceptions for medical emergencies but not for pregnancies that were the result of rape or incest. Doctors found to flout the law would have faced up to 15 years in prison. [ Source: Washington Examiner (Read More...) ]
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