Mo. judge rejects effort by Planned Parenthood

Saturday, May 10, 2008

The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Jackson County judge rejected an effort by Planned Parenthood to overturn a new Missouri law that tightens oversight of abortion clinics. The law classifies such clinics as outpatient surgery centers, which makes them subject to wider health and safety regulations. Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri Inc. argued Friday that Missouri's law is vague. They also claim lawmakers didn't intend to regulate clinics that offer only medication-induced abortions, such as its Kansas City facility. But the judge disagreed, and Planned Parenthood says it will appeal.

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