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    Judge Halts Kansas Abortion Rules

    Jen Brummett of Kansas City, MO, right, stands in demonstration with Crystal Camacho, left, who is holding newborn Esther Bradshaw during an abortion rally in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, Wednesday, November 8, 2006, in Washington, DC.   Pro-choice and pro-life supporters alike have gathered in a show of stength on both sides of the abortion issue as the Supreme Court hears a landmark abortion case.

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    A federal judge on Friday temporarily blocked a Kansas law from going into effect that would have closed all but one of the state’s abortion clinics. U.S. District Judge Carlos Murguia put an injunction in place, saying the tough licensing rules could cause abortion providers to “suffer irreparable harm” through the loss of business and patients, and that at least two women currently seeking abortions would be harmed by not being able to go to a provider they wanted. Two out of the three Kansas abortion clinics did not meet the state’s new regulations for room size, stocking of emergency equipment and ties to other hospitals.

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