Saturday, September 17, 2005

Mo. Governor Signs Abortion-Limiting Bill
Sep 15 7:27 PM US/Eastern
By KELLY WIESE Associated Press Writer

Gov. Matt Blunt signed legislation Thursday placing further restrictions on abortion, and Planned Parenthood and an abortion clinic quickly filed legal challenges to the measure.

The bill, passed in a special legislative session called to address the issue, allows lawsuits against people who help teens get abortions in violation of Missouri's parental consent law.

The bill's supporters say they are trying to stop people from helping teens get abortions in Illinois, which has no parental consent law.

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