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Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Friday, August 16, 2019

Federal Court Temporarily Blocks Arkansas 18-Week Abortion Ban

From CNN:

A federal judge has temporarily blocked Arkansas' 18-week abortion ban from going into effect on the grounds that it would cause "irreparable" harm to women seeking abortions.

The Tuesday ruling also blocks a new law barring providers from performing an abortion if the woman's decision to terminate the pregnancy was based on a diagnosis that the fetus has Down syndrome and another law requiring providers to be certified in obstetrics and gynecology. The American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit in Juneagainst Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge challenging all three measures as unconstitutional.
 
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