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Judge Temporarily Blocks Arkansas Law Banning Abortion at 12 Weeks

In response to a challenge by abortion rights groups, a federal court in Arkansas has issued an injunction temporarily blocking a law that bans abortions at the 12th week of pregnancy, according to the New York Times.


The judge agreed with the challengers’ statement that “the U.S. Supreme Court has held unequivocally that a state may not ban abortion prior to viability,” which is usually around 24 weeks. The injunction prevents the law from taking effect on its scheduled date of Aug. 16 and will remain in place until the judge hears final arguments.


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