TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ A federal judge has ordered a temporary suspension of evidence gathering in a lawsuit against new regulations for abortion providers, which the state contends may be
revised this fall.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Karen Humphreys this week blocked attorneys from gathering evidence until she considers legal arguments on a request from the state for a longer stay.
Two abortion providers are challenging the new regulations, which tell them what drugs and equipment they must stock and set minimum sizes and temperatures for rooms. U.S. District Judge
Carlos Murguia, in Kansas City, Kan., blocked the law until a trial of the lawsuit is finished.
But the state notes in court filings that the rules will expire at the end of October and be replaced by a new set still being reviewed.
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