Tag: SB 5

State’s new abortion laws take effect this week

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — In perhaps one of the most tense moments among the Missouri legislature this year, Republicans pushed an abortion bill through a special session, placing more limits on abortion providers in the Show-Me State. That legislation has been contested at nearly every turn, both through the legislative process and in the courts, but this week, the new rules take effect. The new laws, set to be published in the Missouri Register on […]

Planned Parenthood, ACLU sue state over latest abortion law

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Planned Parenthood affiliates and the American Civil Liberties Union are filing a lawsuit over the new abortion restrictions passed during an extraordinary session. SB 5, passed by the Republican-led Missouri Legislature this past summer, would put a new set of requirements that women and doctors would have to overcome “so that women can exercise their right to have an abortion in the state of Missouri”, according to court documents filed Tuesday. […]