Judge rejects state’s appeal to keep pro-life law in effect while legal challenge against Arkansas law is litigated

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 …

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Arkansas AG appeals decision thwarting state’s law regulating chemical abortions

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, …

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Planned Parenthood’s favorite judge grants preliminary injunction blocking Arkansas’ chemical abortions law

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 …

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Planned Parenthood’s favorite judge grants temporary restraining order 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 …

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Planned Parenthood goes back to favorite judge to again challenge Arkansas law upheld by appeals court and Supreme Court

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 …

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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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