Wednesday, July 31, 2019

TRO Issued Against Arkansas Abortion Restrictions

In a 159-page opinion in Little Rock Family Planning Services v. Rutledge, (ED AR, July 23, 2019), and Arkansas federal district court granted a 14-day temporary restraining order against enforcement of recent Arkansas laws that severely restrict abortions.  The laws at issue ban abortions after 18 weeks of pregnancy, ban abortions when the reason is a pre-natal diagnosis of Down's Syndrome, and bans abortions being performed by anyone other than board-certified OB-GYN physicians. CNA reports on the decision.