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Judge Halts Part of Alabama Abortion Law Until 2014

A federal judge has delayed enforcement of a key portion of Alabama's new abortion clinic law until March 24, 2014.
July 25, 2013
 

A federal judge has delayed enforcement of a key portion of Alabama's new abortion clinic law until March 24, 2014.

U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson issued an order Tuesday postponing enforcement to the date suggested by attorneys on both sides of a lawsuit challenging part of the law.

The American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood are trying to block a portion of the law that requires doctors at abortion clinics to have approval to admit patients to nearby hospitals.

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