ALABAMA HAS UNTIL AUG. 5 TO RESPOND TO ABORTION LAWSUIT

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama has until Aug. 5 to respond to a request to block the state’s near-total abortion ban from taking effect this fall.

U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson on Tuesday set the deadline for the state to respond to a request for a preliminary injunction that would block the ban from taking effect in November.

The Alabama law makes performing an abortion a felony in most cases. Abortion providers challenged it as unconstitutional.

However, the state indicated it would agree to a temporary restraining order to let the court case play out if needed.

A joint court submission filed Monday said both sides would agree to a temporary restraining order until May 24, 2020, if it’s not possible to resolve the case before November.

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7/17/2019 2:45:19 PM (GMT -5:00)

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