"Under the new law, the doctor performing the abortion must be the one providing the information about the procedure's medical risks. Jackson County Circuit Judge S. Margene Burnett found that the requirement did not impose an “undue burden” on women seeking an abortion. In her ruling Monday, Burnett described the same-physician requirement as “at best a moderate modification of the informed consent restraints already in place” and denied Planned Parenthood’s motion for a temporary restraining order."
JEFFERSON CITY * A Jackson County judge on Monday denied a motion made by Planned Parenthood affiliates and the ACLU of Missouri that would've stopped implementation of a provision in Missouri's newest abortion law. On Oct.