By Dave Andrusko It’s official. On Monday the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas will hear arguments in a lawsuit challenging three pro-life laws brought by Planned Parenthood and the ACLU. All three are scheduled to go into effect next Wednesday. “The plaintiffs requested a temporary restraining order and a permanent injunction …Continue reading "District Court to hear oral arguments Monday in lawsuit challenging three pro-life Arkansas laws"
By Arkansas Right to Life Now we know. On July 24, 2019, we know what will happen and what won’t. Ninety days after sine die, the official close of the 92nd Arkansas General Assembly is when the majority of legislation passed during the session and signed by the governor will become law. So, July 24, …Continue reading "What will happen July 24 when a record number of pro-life bills become law?"
By Dave Andrusko For now, at least, Planned Parenthood has stopped providing abortions at its Fayetteville, Arkansas abortion clinic. That according to court documents filed last Friday by Brandon Hill, its chief executive officer, according to Arkansas Online’s Linda Satter. “Hill, chief executive officer of Planned Parenthood Great Plains, which oversees the business’ Little Rock …Continue reading "Planned Parenthood of Fayetteville, Arkansas has stopped providing abortions"
By Dave Andrusko Senate Bill 278 is now on its way to the desk of pro-life Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, a comprehensive measure that increases the reflection period for an abortion-minded woman from 48 to 72 hours, requires abortion clinics to report abortions that result in live births, and have equipment on hand in case …Continue reading "New comprehensive abortion bill sent to pro-life Arkansas Gov. Hutchinson"
By Dave Andrusko Momentum continues to build for passage of legislation to require abortionists to tell women undergoing chemical (“medication”) abortions that they may be able to reverse the process—Abortion Pill Reversal Informed Consent laws. As reported elsewhere today, HB 1336 is on the desk of North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum. A similar proposal is …Continue reading "Abortion Reversal Bill on desk of Arkansas Governor"
By Jen Taggart Terri Kobs’ fifth grade class at St. John Catholic School in Russellville, Arkansas learned last May that you’re never too young to become a part of the pregnancy help movement. Kobs’ classes have participated in the $100 Solution for the past three years. The $100 Solution is an international program based in …Continue reading "Fifth Grade Students in Arkansas Help Pregnancy Clinic to “Bless All Babies in Every Situation”"
By Dave Andrusko Here’s the latest update in the long, long saga of the impact of U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker’s July injunction preventing Arkansas from enforcing Act 577. (Hint, it is very complicated.) The 2015 law requires abortion clinics providing chemical abortifacients to have a contract with another physician with admitting privileges at a …Continue reading "Appeals court retains hold on Arkansas law regulating chemical abortions"
By Dave Andrusko When last we discussed pro-abortion U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker, she had just unpacked a 148-page decision extending a preliminary injunction against Arkansas’ “Abortion-Inducing Drugs Safety Act.” That came on July 2, exactly 32 days after the United States Supreme Court, without comment, allowed Arkansas to enforce Act 577 which requires abortion …Continue reading "Judge rejects state’s appeal to keep pro-life law in effect while legal challenge against Arkansas law is litigated"
By Dave Andrusko To Arkansas State Attorney General Leslie Rutledge’s great credit, each and every time Planned Parenthood of the Great Plains wins an injunction from U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker, Rutledge immediately files an appeal. On Monday, roughly a half hour after Judge Baker’s previous restraining order against Arkansas’ “Abortion-Inducing Drugs Safety Act” expired, …Continue reading "Arkansas AG appeals decision thwarting state’s law regulating chemical abortions"
State will appeal By Dave Andrusko The next time abortion apologists shed crocodile tears over how expensive it is to defend pro-life laws, have them take a look at U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker. On Monday, 30 minutes after Judge Baker’s previous restraining order against Arkansas’ “Abortion-Inducing Drugs Safety Act” expired, Judge Baker issued a …Continue reading "Planned Parenthood’s favorite judge grants preliminary injunction blocking Arkansas’ chemical abortions law"
By Dave Andrusko Where have we heard this before? On Monday U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker granted a 14-day temporary restraining order that blocks Arkansas from enforcing its law which requires abortion clinics providing chemical abortifacients to have a contract with another physician with admitting privileges at a local hospital who agrees to handle any …Continue reading "Planned Parenthood’s favorite judge grants temporary restraining order blocking Arkansas’ chemical abortions law"
By Dave Andrusko As we wrote back in January 2016, U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker is a reliable ally of pro-abortionists who can be counted on to rubberstamp their requests. (See here and here.) So it was amusing and revealing to read the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s account of what happened in her courtroom this morning. In 2015 …Continue reading "Planned Parenthood goes back to favorite judge to again challenge Arkansas law upheld by appeals court and Supreme Court"