A US judge has issued an order to keep Missouri’s only abortion clinic operating despite the objections of state health officials.
Campaigners say Missouri’s only abortion clinic could be closed by the end of the week because the state is threatening to not renew its licence.
A federal judge has temporarily blocked a Mississippi law that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, at about six weeks of pregnancy.
The governor of Missouri has signed a bill that bans abortion from the eighth week of pregnancy – without exceptions for cases of rape or incest – making it among the most restrictive policy in the US.
A “violent tornado” has touched down in Missouri, causing heavy damage, according to the US National Weather Service.
Missouri’s Republican-led House has passed legislation designed to survive court challenges, which would ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy.
Missouri’s Republican-led House is expected to pass a sweeping bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy, on legislators’ final day in session.
A JUDGE has ordered an American poacher to watch the Disney film "Bambi" repeatedly after he illegally killed and beheaded hundreds of deer.