Supreme Court Agrees to Arkansas Abortion Regulations

The Supreme Court refused to review a ruling from the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that allowed the Arkansas law, passed in 2015, to take effect, according to Washington Examiner.

“The Supreme Court’s action today means that Arkansas will have another chance to defend its chemical abortion regulations in court,” pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List said in a statement. “That’s positive news.

 

The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a plea by the Planned Parenthood to challenge an Arkansas law that regulates medication-induced abortions, which could force two abortion clinics in the state to close down when the legislation goes into effect.

The Supreme Court refused to review a ruling from the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that allowed the Arkansas law, passed in 2015, to take effect, according to Washington Examiner.

The law requires a physician who “gives, sells, dispenses, administers, or otherwise provides or prescribes the abortion-inducing drug” to have a contract with a doctor who has admitting privileges at a hospital in the state. The New York Times said abortion clinics in the state won’t be able to find physicians willing to sign such contracts.

Arkansas has three abortion clinics, according to the Times, and two of them will close down after the law comes in force.

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