U.S. District Judge
The ban allows the procedure to save the life of the mother in a medical emergency and does not provide exceptions for those impregnated in an act of rape or incest.
Baker called the law “categorically unconstitutional" since it would ban the procedure before the fetus is considered viable.
“Since the record at this stage of the proceedings indicates that women seeking abortions in
That case, which focuses on a
Republican lawmakers in
The bans were pushed by
“We’re relieved that the court has blocked another cruel and harmful attempt to criminalize abortion care and intrude on Arkansans’ deeply personal medical decisions,”
“She will be reviewing it to consider the appropriate next step to protect the life of the unborn," spokeswoman
Hutchinson on Tuesday night said he hoped the case over
“This legislation had the dual purpose of protecting Arkansas’ unborn and challenging long-standing