Judge plans to block Missouri's abortion-restricting rules
April 6, 2017
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A federal judge says he plans to issue a preliminary injunction to block abortion-restricting rules in Missouri similar to ones in Texas that the U.S. Supreme Court struck down last year.
U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs announced his move in a memo filed Tuesday in Kansas City, Missouri. He said he would give the state time to craft a plan for patients to avoid unintended "collateral damage" from the injunction, which was sought by Planned Parenthood.
Sachs wrote that his ruling would invalidate Missouri's requirements that doctors who perform abortions have ad...