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Federal judge blocks Arkansas abortion law … again

Abortion | U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker appears determined to stop a measure to protect women and unborn babies
by Harvest Prude
Posted 7/09/18, 03:19 pm

U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker has again blocked an Arkansas law that would restrict the use of abortion pills in the state.

The 2015 law requires facilities providing abortifacient pills to have a contract with a physician willing to handle complications that may arise from their use. The physician must have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.

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Battle lines drawn over Kennedy’s replacement

Life | Abortion has become the central theme as President Trump looks to nominate his second Supreme Court justice
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 7/02/18, 05:16 pm

Pro-life advocates are cheering the retirement of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy but are bracing for what likely will be vicious pushback from the left against his replacement.

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Iowa Supreme Court strikes down abortion waiting period

by Daniel James Devine
Posted 6/29/18, 12:22 pm

The Supreme Court of Iowa on Friday struck down a state law that required women to wait 72 hours before undergoing an abortion procedure, overturning a lower court decision. The high court ruled 5-2 that the law violated the Iowa Constitution because the law’s “restrictions on women are not narrowly tailored to serve a compelling interest of the state.” The 72-hour waiting period was part of pro-life legislation that also protected most unborn children from abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, a rule still in effect.

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