A federal appeals court has upheld the basics of a preliminary injunction against Missouri’s law that requires women to wait 24 hours before getting an abortion, but said the injunction was applied too broadly. In a split two to one decision, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals directed the lower court to modify its injunction that would elapse after the state Supreme Court could issue its own decision on a constitutional vagueness issue of the law. The court heard arguments on the law just last week. The law requires doctors to wait 24 hours after conferring with women before performing abortions.
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