Federal Judge Blocks Two Abortion Laws in Alabama

October 31, 2016

(Reuters) – A U.S. federal judge on Thursday blocked abortion restrictions in Alabama that limit how close clinics can be to public schools and ban a procedure used to terminate pregnancies in the second trimester. Judge Myron Thompson in the District Court for the Middle District of Alabama issued a preliminary injunction, ruling that the laws are likely to be found unconstitutional, according to online court records. The school-proximity law bans clinics within 2,000 feet of a K-8 public school.