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New MO abortion law put on hold, again

By AP/KWMU

Jefferson City, MO – A second judge has put Missouri's new anti-abortion law on hold.

The new law, in part, lets parents sue anyone who helps their daughter get an abortion without their permission.

A federal judge issued a temporary restraining order the day after Governor Matt Blunt signed the bill into law. On Monday, a state judge did the same thing.

Both judges say the provision appears to violate the constitutional right of free speech.

Planned Parenthood and a clinic in Springfield filed the lawsuits.

More arguments will now take place in both courts. A spokeswoman for the governor says Blunt stands by the new law.

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