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Judge blocks Missouri ban on Down syndrome-based abortions


September 27, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A federal judge is blocking a Missouri law banning abortions based on signs of Down syndrome.

U.S. District Judge Howard Sachs temporarily put the ban on hold Friday as a lawsuit against it plays out in court.

Abortions motivated solely by tests indicating the possibility of Down syndrome were outlawed in Missouri for roughly a month this year under a sweeping new anti-abortion law.

Sachs has temporarily blocked most of the law from taking effect, including stopping a ban on abortions at or after eight weeks of pregnancy.

He initially allowed bans on abortions b...

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