Planned Parenthood set to again take on Arkansas abortion law

Planned Parenthood will try again, in a hearing set for June 8 in Little Rock, to get a federal judge to issue an injunction to halt the enforcement of a law that effectively stops the clinics from performing abortions in Arkansas. The hearing was requested after the U.S.

Planned Parenthood will try again, in a hearing set for June 8 in Little Rock, to get a federal judge to issue an injunction to halt the enforcement of a law that effectively stops the clinics from performing abortions in Arkansas. The hearing was requested after the U.S. Supreme Court declined last week to review a federal appellate court's ruling that had dissolved a previous injunction U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker issued in 2016. That injunction had stopped enforcement of a law passed by state legislators in 2015 requiring any doctor who performs a drug-induced abortion to have a signed contract with an obstetrician-gynecologist with hospital admitting privileges who will be available in the event of complications. Without such a contract, a doctor performing a medication abortion would face civil and criminal penalties. Planned Parenthood says it cannot find a single doctor meeting those requirements who is willing to contract with the organization.