Planned Parenthood http://apr.org en Judge Delays Part Of Ala. Abortion Law Until March http://apr.org/post/judge-delays-part-ala-abortion-law-until-march <p>A federal judge has delayed enforcement of a key portion of Alabama's new abortion clinic law until March 24, 2014.</p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 22:24:41 +0000 The Associated Press 34698 at http://apr.org Judge Delays Part Of Ala. Abortion Law Until March Alabama Abortion Law Enforcement To Get Delayed http://apr.org/post/alabama-abortion-law-enforcement-get-delayed <p>Alabama's new law setting stricter requirements for abortion doctors likely won't be enforced this year.</p><p>ACLU and Planned Parenthood attorneys challenging the law and state attorneys defending the law told a federal judge Friday that they want the law kept on hold until March 24, 2014, while they develop their cases. U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson indicated he would go along with the timeline proposed by both sides.</p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 21:41:17 +0000 The Associated Press 34504 at http://apr.org Alabama Abortion Law Enforcement To Get Delayed Judge Blocks Part Of New Ala. Abortion Law http://apr.org/post/judge-blocks-part-new-ala-abortion-law <p>A federal judge is blocking part of Alabama's new abortion clinic law from taking effect.</p><p>U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson ruled Friday, siding with clinic operators that sued over the law.</p><p>Thompson says he needs time to review evidence, and temporarily prohibiting the law from taking effect protects the public from harm.</p><p>The part of the law at issue requires doctors at abortion clinics to have approval to admit patients to a nearby hospital.</p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 21:57:05 +0000 The Associated Press 33207 at http://apr.org Judge Blocks Part Of New Ala. Abortion Law Groups Challenge Alabama's New Abortion Clinic Law http://apr.org/post/groups-challenge-alabamas-new-abortion-clinic-law <p>The American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood have filed suit in federal court challenging a new Alabama law placing stricter regulations on abortion clinics.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; The suit filed Tuesday in Montgomery says the regulations are medically unnecessary and would shut down three of the state's five abortion clinics.<br> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 11:32:16 +0000 The Associated Press 32195 at http://apr.org Groups Challenge Alabama's New Abortion Clinic Law Rally Against Abortion Clinic Bill Draws 200 http://apr.org/post/rally-against-abortion-clinic-bill-draws-200 <P>A rally to defeat a bill that would impose restrictive rules for Alabama's abortion clinics drew advocates to the Statehouse steps on Tuesday.</P> <P>Organizers from Planned Parenthood and several Democratic legislators spoke to a crowd of about 200 people urging defeat of HB57. Several speakers asserted that by imposing more restrictions on women's health clinics, the legislature is attempting to limit access to constitutionally guaranteed abortion care.</P> <P>A handful of the bill's supporters waved signs and protested. Tue, 02 Apr 2013 22:17:52 +0000 The Associated Press 27819 at http://apr.org Rally Against Abortion Clinic Bill Draws 200 Governor Bentley Endorses Abortion Clinic Regulations http://apr.org/post/governor-bentley-endorses-abortion-clinic-regulations <P>Alabama's governor says he will sign tougher abortion clinic regulations if the state Senate approves them.</P> <P>Gov. Robert Bentley spoke Tuesday at a rally organized by abortion opponents in Montgomery. Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey and House Speaker Mike Hubbard also attended the rally.</P> <P>The clinic regulatory bill has passed the House and is scheduled for a vote Wednesday in the Senate Health Committee. Tue, 05 Mar 2013 22:42:18 +0000 The Associated Press 26150 at http://apr.org Governor Bentley Endorses Abortion Clinic Regulations