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Tue Jul 20, 2021, 11:18 PM

Federal judge blocks Arkansas law banning most abortions

Source: AP

By ANDREW DeMILLO

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday blocked an Arkansas law banning nearly all abortions in the state while she hears a challenge to its constitutionality.

U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker issued a preliminary injunction preventing enforcement of the law, which was set to take effect on July 28. The measure was passed this year by the majority-Republican Legislature and signed by GOP Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

The ban allows the procedure to save the life of the mother in a medical emergency and does not provide exceptions for those impregnated in an act of rape or incest.

Baker called the law “categorically unconstitutional” since it would ban the procedure before the fetus is considered viable.



FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2012, file photo, Kristine Baker smiles after being sworn in as a U.S. District judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas in Little Rock. On Tuesday, July 20, 2021, Baker blocked an Arkansas law banning nearly all abortions from taking effect during the month, issuing a preliminary injunction preventing the law’s enforcement while she considers a challenge to its constitutionality. (Rick McFarland/The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette via AP, File)


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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 12:18 AM

1. No cheering. This is what the Reich wanted!

Go to court.
Lose or win there.
It’s appealed by the loser.
Lose or win in appellate court.
And then it goes to the 6-3 Supreme Court.
Where the conservative-packed court will overturn Roe v. Wade.

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Wed Jul 21, 2021, 04:42 AM

2. EXACTLY.

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