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Sat Apr 28, 2018, 04:05 AM

Battle over medication abortion rages on in challenge to new Missouri law

Last summer, Gov. Eric Greitens summoned Missouri legislators to Jefferson City for a special session with the sole purpose of considering new regulations on abortion clinics.

Out of that session came tighter controls on a procedure that in Missouri had become the most common method of terminating a pregnancy in the early stages: medication-induced abortion.

The law has effectively banned medication abortion in Columbia, Joplin and Springfield, leaving Kansas City and St. Louis as the only options for the procedure. Itís also prompted multiple lawsuits as clinics that perform abortions work to get it overturned.

And now ó six months after the regulations went into effect ó the battle continues to be waged in courtrooms in Jefferson City and Kansas City.

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article209690989.html

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