Todays no-go was form Missouri….
A federal judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked a Missouri law banning abortions after eight weeks, one of the most restrictive proposals nationwide.
The law, which included no exceptions for rape and incest, was signed by Gov. Mike Parson (R) in May and was set to take effect Wednesday.
Critics of the measure, such as the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Planned Parenthood, who filed the challenge, noted that many women do not know they are pregnant at eight weeks and that the law functioned as an outright abortion ban.
“The various sections specifying prohibitions on abortions at various weeks prior to viability cannot be allowed to go into effect on August 28, as scheduled,” U.S. District Judge Howard Sachs, a Carter appointee, wrote in an 11-page opinion.
Similar laws in Mississippi and Kentucky have been blocked by the courts this year.
State legislatures and governors are passing abortion restrictions in an attempt to get the Supreme Court to revisit Roe v. Wade, the landmark ruling that established a woman’s right to an abortion.
Missouri’s law would have punished medical professionals with up to 15 years in prison for performing abortions after eight weeks of pregnancy.
The law only included exemptions for “medical emergencies.” ….