Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox.  Sign up here.A federal judge ruled Sunday that Alabama could not ban abortions as part of its response to the coronavirus pandemic.U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson issued a preliminary injunction sought by clinics to prevent the state from forbidding abortions as part of a ban on elective medical procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic.Thompson, who was appointed by President Carter, said abortion providers can decide whether a procedure can wait.“Based on the current record, the defendants’ efforts to combat COVID-19 do not outweigh the lasting harm imposed by the denial of an individual’s right to terminate her pregnancy, by an undue burden or increase in risk on patients imposed by a delayed procedure, or by the cloud of unwarranted prosecution against providers,” Thompson said in his written opinion. CLICK HERE FOR FULL CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE In this May 17, 2019, file photo, abortion opponents kneel in prayer outside Reproductive Health Services, an abortion clinic in Montgomery, Ala. (AP Photo/Blake Paterson, File) Alabama had ordered a postponement of medical procedures except in cases of a medical emergency or “to avoid serious harm from an underlying condition or disease, or necessary as


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