A challenge to Missouri’s informed consent abortion law is rejected as the State Supreme Court rules the law, which was signed in 2003, is constitutionally sound. A challenge had been launched by Planned Parenthood, which claimed the language was vague and that the 24-hour waiting period for an elective abortion violated liberty and privacy rights under the Missouri Constitution. Peter Brownlee of Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri accepts the informed consent provision, but has a problem with the waiting period. Brownlee says Planned Parenthood will consider its legal options, but he concedes the 24-hour waiting period is the law of the land.
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