A flurry of legal activity over state-level abortion restrictions occupied much of the federal court’s attention last week.
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.
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.
A federal judge rejected arguments by the state of Arkansas that a lawsuit challenging its 12-week abortion ban should be dismissed.
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.