State judge issues second TRO against Missouri abortion law Christopher G. Anderson at 2:02 PM ET
[JURIST] Missouri Judge Charles Atwell [official profile] has issued a further temporary restraining order against Missouri's abortion law [SB 1 text], the second TRO to be issued since the law was signed eleven days ago. Atwell said a provision allowing parents to sue people who helped their minor daughters get abortions without their consent would unconstitutionally restrict the right to free speech [LII backgrounder] of abortion-provider Planned Parenthood [advocacy website]. Earlier this month, a federal judge reached essentially the same finding and also issued a temporary restraining order [JURIST report]. The federal court, however, also struck down the law's provision which affected the clinical privileges of physicians who perform abortions. AP has more.
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