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Federal Appeals Court Blocks Missouri's Latest Abortion Ban

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Support for Planned Parenthood has been divided for a long time in Missouri. Here, University of Missouri student Jonathan Butler at a Planned Parenthood rally at the University of Missouri in September 2015

Women in the state will still be able to go to the only remaining clinic offering abortion services in Missouri.

A three-judge panel with the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a federal judge’s decision not to enforce a 2019 law which banned most abortions at eight weeks and in cases where the fetus has Down syndrome. HB 126 is the latest bill from the Republican-led legislature in a continuing effort to undermine Roe vs. Wade. Dr. Colleen McNicholas describes the bill as "a clear challenge to established precedent."

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