Tag Archives: Arkansas

Appeals court denies Planned Parenthood request to rehear defunding decision

By Dave Andrusko On Monday the full 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied a request to reconsider a three-judge panel’s decision that upheld Arkansas’s determination to discontinue Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood. The lawsuit brought by

Arkansas AG asks appeals court to reject PPFA’s attempt to block implementation of State’s law regulating chemical abortions

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge

By Dave Andrusko On Wednesday Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge asked the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reject a request from Planned Parenthood that would prevent implementation of the state’s law requiring abortion clinics providing

Planned Parenthood denied request to short circuit decision allowing Arkansas to enforce chemical abortion law

U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker

By Dave Andrusko On July 28, a three judge panel of The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis vacated a preliminary injunction issued by U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker that had prevented Arkansas from

Arkansas will appeal judge’s decision enjoining four protective abortion laws

By Dave Andrusko Here’s a quick update of two developments in Arkansas, one which occurred while I was on vacation and one that took place today. First, on August 16, a three-judge panel of the 8th U.S.

Appeals Court panel uphold Arkansas chemical abortion law, judge preliminarily enjoins four other pro-life laws

By Dave Andrusko A very busy Friday with decidedly mixed results for pro-life forces in Arkansas. On the plus side, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals vacated a preliminary injunction issued in 2015 by activist Federal

Arkansas Becomes 10th State to Back Baltimore Pregnancy Center in Free Speech Case

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge

Editor’s note. This release comes from Office of Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge. Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge joined nine other attorneys general on an amicus [“friend of the court”] brief to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court

Ark. Gov. signs bill banning Sex-Selective abortion

By Dave Andrusko And now there are eight. When Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed House Bill 1434 yesterday, Arkansas joined Arizona, Kansas, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and South Dakota in having laws on the books that

Bill banning Sex-Selective abortion on Ark. Gov’s desk

By Dave Andrusko Having passed overwhelmingly in both the House and Senate, a bill to ban sex-selective abortions was sent yesterday to Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson. The anti-gendercide bill is already law in Arizona, Kansas, North Carolina,

Three-judge panel intently quizzes both sides in suit against Arkansas’s law regulating chemical abortions

Circuit Judge Raymond Gruender [St. Louis Business Journal]

PPFA insists not a single physician would agree to be a backup in case of complications By Dave Andrusko A great deal has happened since NRL News Today last reported on Arkansas’ Act 577, also known as

Ark. House passes bill banning abortions based solely on baby’s sex

By Dave Andrusko Arkansas took an important first step this week to becoming the eighth state to ban abortions based solely on the sex of the baby. On Tuesday, the House voted 79-3 in favor of House

Ark. Gov. quickly signs Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act

By Dave Andrusko Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson had five days to sign House Bill 1032– the Arkansas Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act. Yesterday, mere hours after the state Senate joined the state House in overwhelmingly

Arkansas soon to be 7th state to enact Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act

By Dave Andrusko And soon there will be seven. This afternoon, the Arkansas Senate joined the Arkansas House in overwhelmingly passing the Arkansas Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act. The act, which pro-life Arkansas Gov. Asa