Supreme Court rejects appeal of decision upholding Arkansas law regulating chemical abortionsBy Dave Andrusko
NRL News Today - May 29, 2018
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 to handle any complications.
As NRL News Today reported, in 2015 U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker issued a preliminary injunction against Arkansas’ “Abortion-Inducing Drugs Safety Act.” However in July 2017, a three judge panel of the Eight Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the injunction.
Circuit Judge Raymond Gruender of St. Louis, Chief Judge William Jay Riley of Omaha, Neb., and Senior U.S. District Judge James Gritzner of Des Moines, sitting by designation concluded Judge Baker had failed to “make factual findings estimating the number of women burdened by the statute.”
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