Federal judge issues injunction against Missouri abortion laws

Kathleen Turner speaks from the podium at the Planned Parenthood benefit at Wilmington's Convention Center on March 29

Title X is a federal program that provides funding to health-care centers to provide contraception and other family planning services, excluding abortion.

A USA federal judge blocked an IN measure requiring women to have an ultrasound at least 18 hours before undergoing an abortion, saying that the mandate was unnecessary and a burden to low-income women.

Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, called the legislation "one of the most extreme anti-abortion measures in the country".

Under SB 300 public entities will receive the highest priority for getting federal funds, followed by non-public hospitals and federally qualified health centers, rural health clinics and non-public health providers that have their primary objective as the provision of primary health care, including women's health services.

"B$3 urdens ... on women seeking to terminate their pregnancies ... dramatically outweigh the benefits, making the burdens undue and the new ultrasound law likely unconstitutional."
It mandated that women in the state visit their abortion provider at least twice - once for an ultrasound and in-person counseling with state-mandated information about abortions, and once to obtain the abortion itself.

The Hyde Amendment, a budget amendment passed every year since 1976, specifically bans directing federal funds to abortion. He works as an Online Marketing Consultant for, providing web marketing services for clients in Albany, Goldsboro.

"The court concluded, by granting the preliminary injunction, that PPINK was likely to ultimately succeed in its claim that the law was unconstitutional as an undue burden on a woman's constitutional rights".

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"Congress has done well to reverse this very bad public policy, and to restore the ability of states to stop one stream of our tax dollars going to Planned Parenthood and redirect it to community health centers that provide comprehensive primary and preventive health care", he said in a March 31 statement.

The 18-hour ultrasound law replaced a previous IN provision that required women to undergo an ultrasound before an abortion but did not specify when that had to occur.

Bonyen-Lee Gilmore, a spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood Great Plains, said it was an unusual move, but the organization believes the formal injunction could come as soon as next week.

Ali Slocum, a spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood of IN and Kentucky, said the group had no immediate comment on Pratt's ruling ahead of a Monday afternoon news conference the group will hold with the ACLU of Indiana.

Wolf, whose relationship with Planned Parenthood caused a minor stir as efforts to defund the organization gained new momentum, has indicated on numerous occasions that he would not sign legislation to defund Planned Parenthood and other groups that provide abortion services.

Supporters of the mandate plan on urging Indiana Attorney General, Curtis Hill, to make an appeal.

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