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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A state court rejected Planned Parenthood's request for a temporary restraining order on Monday.

The group wanted Missouri to give it protection against Senate Bill 5.

"With the passage of Senate Bill 5, Missouri legislators have piled on yet another restriction that provides no new information or benefits to women: it requires the very same physician who will later provide the abortion to also provide the mandated information at least 72 hours earlier," said Planned Parenthood Great Plains.

The bill requires patients who want an abortion to have the same doctor throughout the entire process. The law goes into effect Tuesday. 

Planned Parenthood said the decision could result in some patients having to travel hundreds of miles to get the procedure. 

State Attorney General Josh Hawley issued a statement on Monday's ruling.

“I am very pleased with today’s ruling," said Hawley in the statement. "SB5 enacts sensible regulations that protect the health of women in Missouri and we will continue to vigorously defend these.”

Planned Parenthood plans to continue offering abortions at clinics across the state. 

You can read the entire release from Planned Parenthood Great Plains below:


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