By Dave Andrusko
KFTA television has reported that the Planned Parenthood clinic in Fayetteville, Arkansas closed its doors on July 25.
Yesterday was the last day any patients were seen, according to KFTA. “Court documents say this clinic has been struggling to find a new location in northwest Arkansas,” according to the station.
As of the beginning of the week, Arkansas only had two functioning abortion clinics, both in Little Rock: Planned Parenthood and Family Planning Services.
As NRL News Today reported previously, the Fayetteville abortion clinic ceased performing all chemical abortions (“medication abortion”) two weeks ago. In court documents, Brandon Hill, its chief executive officer, “cited ‘increasing problems with our landlord’ as reasons for deciding against renewing the current lease, which expires at the end of this month,” according to Arkansas Online’s Linda Satter . But that’s only part of the explanation.
In 2019, the state passed a law requiring abortion providers to be board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology. Act 700 is “only an issue for the Fayetteville clinic,” Planned Parenthood attorney Bettina Brownstein told Satter “Planned Parenthood’s Little Rock clinic already has two doctors board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology.”
Act 700 is one of three new laws pro-abortionists challenged in court. As NRL News Today reported earlier this week, Judge Baker issued a 14 day temporary restraining order against all three.
The two other new laws that were passed overwhelmingly are Act 619, which prohibits abortions based solely on a fetal diagnosis of Down syndrome, and “Act 493, which bans abortions in Arkansas after 18 weeks of pregnancy except in medical emergencies and cases of rape or incest,” according to Satter.