Federal judge blocks Arkansas law banning almost all abortions

Source: The Hill

“A federal judge on Tuesday issued a preliminary injunction blocking a recently passed Arkansas law that would have barred nearly all abortions in the state. U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker wrote the ban was ‘categorically unconstitutional’ as it bans abortions before a fetus would be considered viable. She concluded that the plaintiffs in this case had standing to challenge the law in terms of how it affected ‘pre-viability abortions,’ and that they are ‘likely to succeed on the merits’ of their argument.” (07/20/21)