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Legal Wrap: States Ramp Up Anti-Abortion Activity, Again

A flurry of legal activity over state-level abortion restrictions occupied much of the federal court's attention last week.

A flurry of legal activity over state-level abortion restrictions occupied much of the federal court’s attention last week.

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ACLU Asks Court to Permanently Block Arkansas’ 12-Week Abortion Ban

Two groups have appealed the dismissal of their challenge to an Arizona anti-choice restriction that they argue unconstitutionally relies on harmful racial stereotypes to discriminate against and shame Black and Asian American and Pacific Islander women who decide to end their pregnancies.

In a filing submitted to the court last week, attorneys for two clinics in the state asked a federal judge to make the temporary order blocking enforcement of the state’s 12-week ban permanent.

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Arkansas Judge Temporarily Blocks State’s 12-Week Abortion Ban

U.S. District Judge Susan Webber ruled from the bench and temporarily blocked the state's extreme law from taking effect while a legal challenge to it proceeds.

U.S. District Judge Susan Webber ruled from the bench and temporarily blocked the state’s extreme law from taking effect while a legal challenge to it proceeds.

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Arguments Moving Forward in Challenge to Arkansas 12-Week Abortion Ban

Scales of justice and gavel on book

A federal judge rejected arguments by the state of Arkansas that a lawsuit challenging its 12-week abortion ban should be dismissed.

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Anti-Choice Group Wants to Help Defend Arkansas 12-Week Abortion Ban Because it’s Good for Business

An anti-choice counseling group told a federal court that the Arkansas 12-week ban should be upheld because it's good for their business.

An anti-choice counseling group told a federal court that the Arkansas 12-week ban should be upheld because it’s good for their business.

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