Alabama abortions bill lawsuit http://apr.org en 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 Ala. Governor Out as Defendant in Abortion Suit http://apr.org/post/ala-governor-out-defendant-abortion-suit <p>A federal judge has dismissed the governor and officials with three professional medical boards as defendants in a suit challenging a new Alabama law setting stricter regulations for abortion clinics.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson removed Gov. Robert Bentley as a defendant Tuesday based on an agreement by all parties. He removed officials with the state boards for nursing, medical licensure and medical examiners on Monday. Bentley's attorney maintained he had no role in enforcing the new law.<br> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 12:15:59 +0000 The Associated Press 34289 at http://apr.org Ala. Governor Out as Defendant in Abortion Suit Federal Judge Blocks Ala. Abortion Clinic Law http://apr.org/post/federal-judge-blocks-ala-abortion-clinic-law <p>A federal judge has blocked enforcement of Alabama's new abortion clinic law until Aug. 15 to allow time for both sides to file more legal arguments.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; The new law was passed by the Legislature in its spring session. It requires doctors at abortion clinics to have approval from a local hospital to admit patients.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; The law was supposed to take effect July 1, but Planned Parenthood, the American Civil Liberties Union and others got U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson to delay it while the groups challenged in it court.<br> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 12:40:27 +0000 The Associated Press 33843 at http://apr.org Federal Judge Blocks Ala. Abortion Clinic Law Judge to Rule on Alabama Abortion Clinic Law http://apr.org/post/judge-rule-alabama-abortion-clinic-law <p>A federal judge says he will decide Friday whether to temporarily block a new Alabama law that requires doctors at abortion clinics to have approval to admit patients to a nearby hospital.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson heard arguments from attorneys on both sides Thursday. He said he will decide Friday whether to issue a temporary restraining order because the law is supposed to go into effect Monday.<br> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 11:28:34 +0000 The Associated Press 33164 at http://apr.org Judge to Rule on Alabama Abortion Clinic 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