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Breaking: The Supreme Court Has Rejected It


The Supreme Court has rejected a challenge to Arkansas abortion law by Planned Parenthood.

As reported by
The Supreme Court on Tuesday left in place an Arkansas law that restricts medication-induced abortions, refusing to hear a challenge brought by Planned Parenthood.

The court refused to hear the case without providing an explanation.

Planned Parenthood of Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma had challenged the law, and compared it to a measure in Texas struck down by the Supreme Court in 2016.

It argued the law is medically unnecessary and would make Arkansas the only state to effectively ban medication abortion, a common method of early abortion that has been safely used by more than two million American women since 2000.

The Arkansas law imposes criminal penalties on physicians who provide medication-induced abortions unless they have a signed contract with a physician who has “active admitting privileges and gynecological/surgical privileges at a hospital designated to handle any emergencies associated with the use or ingestion of the abortion-inducing drug,” and who agrees to handle complications from medication abortions.

This is a huge win for pro-life activists everywhere and a huge loss for Planned Parenthood. What are your thoughts?

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