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U.S. top court rejects challenge to strict Arkansas abortion law

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  • U.S. top court rejects challenge to strict Arkansas abortion law

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a setback to abortion rights advocates, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday paved the way for Republican-backed restrictions on medication-induced abortions to take effect in Arkansas that could lead to the shuttering of two of the state’s three abortion clinics.

    The nine justices, with no noted dissents, declined to hear an appeal by abortion provider Planned Parenthood of a lower court ruling that had revived the 2015 state law, which sets regulations regarding the RU-486 “abortion pill,” after it was earlier struck down by a federal judge. The law had remained blocked pending the outcome of the appeal to the Supreme Court.

    Unless Planned Parenthood obtains a new injunction from a federal judge blocking the law - the group said it will seek such an order immediately - the state can enforce the statute, one of the most restrictive abortion measures in the United States.

    A little good news is always nice!
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  • #2
    Yes it is. Thank you TT.


    • #3
      Good news for sure. Iowa recently enacted a strict Abortion law also, and is being taken to court for it. Hope sanity reigns and it stays.
      Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked. Psalm 84:10


      • #4
        Good for Arkansas!


        • #5
          Originally posted by Koalie View Post
          Good for Arkansas!
          Proud to say I was born there!