Attorney General James Fights Missouri's Restrictive Abortion Laws

Posted to Applied Web NY on Tue, 01/28/2020 - 17:26

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James today continued her fight to protect a woman’s right to choose, pushing back against obstructive laws passed in the State of Missouri that impose unconstitutional restrictions on a woman’s right to have an abortion. In a multistate amicus brief filed in support of the defendants in Reproductive Health Services v. Planned Parenthood of St. Louis, Attorney General James, part of a coalition of 20 attorneys general from around the nation, challenged the constitutionality of several recently enacted abortion bans in MissouriPlanned Parenthood of St. Louis — the only remaining abortion clinic in Missouri — and its Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Colleen McNicholas, are seeking to overturn several state restrictions that would significantly curtail women’s rights and create barriers to the ability to have safe, legal abortions.

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