Abortion law


MAINLY NORTH OF I-44. THE FRONT A FEDERAL JUDGE BLOCKED PARTS OF MISSOURI’S 8-WEEK BAN ON ABORTION TODAY. DAVID GOOD EVENING — I’M DAVID OLIVER GOOD TO HAVE YOU ALONG WITH US THIS EVENING. OUR MADISON HEVER HAS BEEN FOLLOWING THIS STORY. THE LAW WAS SUPPOSED TO GO INTO EFFECT TOMORROW — RIGHT MADISON? MADISON DAVID, PARTS OF THE LAW WERE STALLED EARLIER THIS MORNING BY A FEDERAL JUDGE – MEANING THOSE RESTRICTIONS WILL *NOT* GO INTO EFFECT TOMORROW. THE LAW BANS ABORTIONS AT OR AFTER EIGHT WEEKS OF PREGNANCY. IT INCLUDES EXCEPTIONS FOR MEDICAL EMERGENCIES, BUT NOT FOR RAPE OR INCEST. PLANNED PARENTHOOD, THE ACLU OF MISSOURI AND A GROUP OF LAWYERS THAT SUCCESSFULLY FOUGHT FOR GAY MARRIAGE RIGHTS ALL CHALLENGED THE STATE LAST MONTH ON WHETHER THE LAW IS CONSTITUTIONAL. IN THE JUDGE’S RULING, HE SAID PLANNED PARENTHOOD AND THE ACLU WILL LIKELY SUCCEED IN THE LAWSUIT. WE SPOKE WITH SPEAKER OF THE MISSOURI HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES – ELIJAH HAAHR – THIS MORNING. THIS IS WHAT HE HAD TO SAY ABOUT IT. (Elijah Haahr/Speaker of the House (R)) “Obviously we thought it was really important position for us to take. A hundred and something votes in the house we got it passed through the senate without them needing to break a filibuster, the governor signed it. Missouri is a pro-life state and this legislation reflects that we are a prolife state. I am also abundantly aware that there are people on the other side of the aisle that strongly disagree with this legislation. that is what our legislative process is for is to try to find that position that we believe is best for the state and citizens of missouri.” MADISON THIS DECISION DOES NOT BLOCK THE LAW ENTIRELY — IT’S JUST A TEMPORARY STAY IN THE LAW. THAT MEANS IT WON’T BE IMPLEMENTED WHILE THE CASE PLAYS OUT IN COURT – WHICH COULD TAKE MONTHS. PARTS OF THE LAW WILL GO INTO EFFECT TOMORROW — THAT INCLUDES THE RESTRICTION

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