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Appeals court blocks decision regarding licensing abortion clinics

The Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has blocked enforcement of a lower court order over licensing abortion clinics in Missouri.

The one-sentence order issued Sept. 15 has left a sense of uncertainty regarding the expansion of abortion services in Missouri. Earlier this month, Planned Parenthood announced it was reinstating abortion services in Kansas City, Mo. Abortion services were expected to be restored soon in Columbia, Mo.

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