Judge plans to block abor­tion-re­strict­ing rules

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KANSAS CITY | A fed­eral judge says he will is­sue a pre­lim­i­nary in­junc­tion to block Mis­souri’s abor­tion-re­strict­ing rules.

In a memo is­sued Tues­day, U.S.

District Judge Howard Sachs said his rul­ing will in­val­i­date Mis­souri’s re­quire­ment that doc­tors who per­form abor­tions must have ad­mit­ting priv­i­leges at nearby hos­pi­tals, and that clin­ics meet hospi­tal-like stan­dards for out­pa­tient surgery.

The in­junc­tion was sought by Planned Par­ent­hood, which sued to block the re­stric­tions in Novem­ber. The U.S. Supreme Court struck down sim­i­lar rules in Texas ear­lier last year.

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