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Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union have filed a lawsuit claiming that the law prohibiting abortions after eight weeks is unconstitutional. Pictured: Ashlyn Myers of the Coalition for Life S. Louis, waving at a Planned Parenthood employee, June 2019

Planned Parenthood and the ACLU sue Missouri to block the eight-week abortion ban that will take effect next month

  • The lawsuit filed with the US District Court for the Western District of Missouri argues that the law is unconstitutional
  • Planned Parenthood and the ACLU ask for an order or temporary restraining order
  • The law prohibits abortions after eight weeks with no exceptions for victims or rape or incest
  • Republican Governor Mike Parson signed the bill in May and it will enter into force on August 28
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Planned parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union denounces Missouri in an attempt to block the new law prohibiting abortions after eight weeks before it comes into force last month.

The lawsuit has been filed with the US court in the western district of Missouri and claims that the law is unconstitutional.

It requires an order or temporary restraining order to prevent the law from being adopted next month until the complaint is resolved.

& # 39; Without this relief, the prohibitions will have a devastating effect on patients seeking access to abortion in the state & # 39 ;, lawyers wrote in the complaint.

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Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union have filed a lawsuit claiming that the law prohibiting abortions after eight weeks is unconstitutional. Pictured: Ashlyn Myers of the Coalition for Life S. Louis, waving at a Planned Parenthood employee, June 2019

Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union have filed a lawsuit claiming that the law prohibiting abortions after eight weeks is unconstitutional. Pictured: Ashlyn Myers of the Coalition for Life S. Louis, waving at a Planned Parenthood employee, June 2019

Claimants in the Missouri complaint said that the law & # 39; the vast majority of abortions prior to viability & # 39; and deny patients the health care they were entitled to.

The law is one of the most restrictive in the nation, and activists claim it effectively prohibits most abortions, as many women do not know that they are pregnant after eight weeks.

Abortions are only permitted after the eighth week in the event of a medical emergency and there are no exceptions for victims or rape or incest.

Any provider who performs an abortion after eight weeks can be sentenced to 15 years in prison.

It was signed by Republican Governor Mike Parson in May and will enter into force on August 28.

THE MOVE & # 39; HEARTBEAT BILL & # 39 ;: WHICH STATES PERFORM LEGISLATION

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STATES THAT NOW HAVE THE FETAL HEART RIGHTS

  • Alabama (signed on May 15 with no exceptions for rape or incest)
  • Arkansas (signed on March 15 and will take effect later this summer)
  • Georgia (signed in law May 7
  • Louisiana (signed on May 30, but it will not take effect until a ban is enforced in Mississippi)
  • Missouri (signed in law May 24 and enters into force on August 28)
  • Ohio (signed in law April 11, although it is being challenged)

STATES OF WHICH THE ACCOUNTS ARE BLOCKED BY COURTS

  • Kentucky (passed March 2019, blocked April 2019)
  • Iowa (passed May 2018, blocked January 2019)
  • Mississippi (signed in March 2019 law, blocked May 2019)
  • North Dakota (passed July 2015, blocked January 2016)
  • Iowa (passed May 2018, blocked January 2019)
  • Utah (passed March 2019, blocked May 2019)

At the time, he said the new law of Missouri & # 39; one of the strongest pro-life states in the country & # 39; would make.

In a divided moral and political fight, similar laws have been proposed in more than a dozen other American states, while republicans controlled legislators are flexing their muscles.

Five states – Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi and Ohio – have all adopted restrictive abortion laws after six weeks of pregnancy.

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Alabama passed what is perhaps the most extreme limitation, and prohibits abortion from the moment a woman & # 39; knows she is pregnant & # 39 ;.

There are no exceptions for rape and incest and doctors who perform abortions can get a crime and be sentenced to 99 years in prison.

In Texas, a failed bill suggested abusing abortion and making it possible for women to be punished through the death penalty.

Attempts to reverse Roe v Wade, the characteristic decision of the US Supreme Court in 1973 that legalized a woman's right to abortion, were encouraged by two appointments by President Donald Trump who gave conservatives a solid majority in court.

Neither representatives for the Missouri Governor's office, nor lawyers for the ACLU and Planned Parenthood were immediately available for comment early Wednesday.

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Planned Parenthood is engaged in a separate lawsuit with the state to open a clinic in St. Louis.

If the Missouri officials succeeded in closing the clinic, it would become the only US state without a legal abortion facility.

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