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Federal District Court Blocks Four Arkansas Abortion Restrictions Due to Legal Challenge Brought by Center for Reproductive Rights, ACLU


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Federal District Court Blocks Four Arkansas Abortion Restrictions Due to Legal Challenge Brought by Center for Reproductive Rights, ACLU

A federal district court judge last night preliminarily blocked four abortion restrictions passed in Arkansas this year. The ruling comes a little over a month after the Center for Reproductive Rights, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and the ACLU of Arkansas filed a challenge to the four measures, which included a ban on one of the safest and most common methods of ending a pregnancy in the second trimester as well as a host of restrictions that force doctors to notify others—including family members—of a woman’s abortion. Many of the measures could have imposed significant, if not indefinite, delays on a woman’s ability to access abortion and miscarriage care if they have been allowed to take effect. In short, these laws could have effectively ended abortion care in the state for many women.


By CRR, USA.


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