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Alabama abortion clinics seek to block new laws to reduce terminated pregnancies


Alabama's most active abortion clinic has asked a judge to block new state laws set to go into effect that would place new restrictions on abortion clinics, including the law outlawing facilities within 2,000 feet of schools.U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson has reopened the lawsuit originally filed last year by West Alabama Women's Center in Tuscaloosa in wake of new laws passed by the legislature that go into effect Aug. 1.The Tuscaloosa abortion clinic has also amended its lawsuit to ask the judge to block the new laws from going into effect, according to documents filed in federal court last week.Thompson scheduled a conference call with attorneys for Monday to discuss the temporary restraining order requested by the plaintiffs in the lawsuit.The amended lawsuit outlines an array of concerns as a result of the new state laws passed earlier this year:The law prohibiting abortion clinics within 2,000 feet of K-8 public schools, which would force the closure or relocation of clinics in Huntsville and Tuscaloosa.

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