Last week Attorney General Leslie Rutledge’s office appealed a federal court order blocking a good, pro-life law the Arkansas Legislature passed last year.
The law was set to go into effect on January 1, but Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit against the state last December to block its enforcement.
The law requires doctors performing abortions with drugs like RU-486 to follow FDA protocols.
It also requires abortion clinics performing drug-induced abortions to contract with a local physician who has admitting privileges at a local hospital to handle any complications arising from the abortion.
As we have written time and again, this is a good, commonsense, pro-life law that protects women and unborn children from dangerous abortion practices.
We hope to see this pro-life law upheld as this case progresses.
Jerry is the founder and president of Family Council. He began Family Council in 1989 after a successful effort to amend the Arkansas Constitution to prevent the use of public funds for abortions. He and his wife reside in Little Rock. They have four sons.