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Planned Parenthood sues over ballot items

Planned Parenthood sued the state this week protesting two ballot initiatives proposed by anti-abortion, anti-stem cell funding groups. One ballot initiative would restrict state funding for any hospitals or research institutions that perform medically unnecessary abortions or conduct stem cell research. The other initiative creates a new definition of "person," saying the term shall be applied to "every human being from the beginning of the biological development of that human being." The proposals are slated to appear on 2010 ballots.

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State appellate court won’t rule on abortion clinic law

A state appeals court said it will not “needlessly insert” itself into a federal lawsuit challenging a Missouri statute regulating abortion clinics. The decision likely leaves Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri’s lawsuit of the hands of the U.S. District ...

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Appeals court upholds parental-notice abortion law in Illinois

An Illinois law requiring doctors to give a parent or adult family member at least 48 hours’ advance notice of when a girl under age 18 will abort a pregnancy is constitutional, a U.S. Appeals Court ruled. A three-judge panel ...

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Abortion clinic restrictions get rehearing

Whatever the fate of a 2007 state statute regulating abortion clinics, the outcome will not be due to a lack of judges. Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri went back before the Missouri Court of Appeals Western District this morning ...

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Legal challenges never far away for abortion bills

Proponents creating the crime of “coercing” an abortion are confident legislation would pass constitutional scrutiny if it’s challenged in court. There are two major elements to House Speaker Pro Tem Bryan Pratt’s legislation, which is currently pending in the Missouri ...

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