Pro-abortion newspapers lament Supreme Court decision allowing Arkansas law regulating chemical abortions to continue

Could have impact on similar Missouri law By Dave Andrusko On Tuesday NRL News Today posted the good news that Planned Parenthood’s appeal of an Arkansas law requiring abortion clinics providing chemical abortifacients to have a contract with another physician with admitting privileges at a local hospital who agrees to handle any complications had failed. …

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Supreme Court rejects appeal of decision upholding Arkansas law regulating chemical abortions

By Dave Andrusko In a decision with potentially nationwide implications, the Supreme Court this morning rejected an appeal from the Planned Parenthood affiliate in Arkansas, thus allowing the state to enforce its law requiring abortion clinics providing chemical abortifacients to have a contract with another physician with admitting privileges at a local hospital who agrees …

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Arkansas AG appeals decision preliminary enjoining four pro-life laws

By Dave Andrusko Back at the end of July, NRL News Today reported on an order handed down by activist U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker blocking four pro-life Arkansas laws. The most prominent is Arkansas’s Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act [Act 45] which bans the grotesque practice of dismemberment abortions Over the weekend …

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Arkansas again cuts off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood

By Dave Andrusko Two weeks ago, NRL News Today reported that the full 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals had denied a request to reconsider a three-judge panel’s decision that upheld Arkansas’s determination to discontinue Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood. The August 16 ruling by the three-judge panel vacated U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker’s orders in 2015 …

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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 three Planned Parenthood Great Plains patients argued a full court review was necessary because the decision conflicts with …

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

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 chemical abortifacients to have a contract with another physician with admitting privileges at a local hospital who agrees …

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

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 enforcing its law requiring abortion clinics providing chemical abortifacients to have a contract with another physician with admitting …

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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. Circuit Court of Appeals vacated a preliminary injunction issued by activist federal Judge Kristine Baker “preventing the state …

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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 Judge Kristin Baker that prevented Arkansas from enforcing its law requiring abortion clinics proving chemical abortifacients “to maintain …

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

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 of Appeals urging the court to support a religious organization’s right to freedom of speech and to offer …

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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 ban sex-selective abortions. HB1434 passed by overwhelming margins in both the state House and state Senate. The measure …

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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, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and South Dakota, according to Ingrid Duran, NRLC’s Director of State Legislation. “In a …

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