Alabama abortion law enforcement to get delayed

Alabama's new law, setting stricter requirements for abortion doctors, likely won't be enforced this year.{} ACLU and Planned Parenthood attorneys challenging the law and state attorneys defending the law told a federal judge Friday that they want the law to remain on hold until March 24, 2014, while they develop their cases.{}

The new law requires doctors at abortion clinics to have approval to admit patients to nearby hospitals.{} The law was supposed to take effect July 1, but the plaintiffs sued, saying it would close three of Alabama's five licensed abortion clinics.{} The suit prompted a temporary stop to the law from taking effect.{} The order is due to expire August 15.

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