Last week Attorney General Leslie Rutledge’s office filed an appeal asking a federal court to let the State of Arkansas enforce a pro-life law lawmakers passed last year.
The Abortion Inducing Drugs Safety Act requires doctors performing drug-induced abortions to follow FDA protocols when administer abortion drugs like RU-486.
It also requires abortion clinics to have an agreement with a physician who has admitting privileges at a local hospital in case complications arise from the abortion.
Planned Parenthood sued the state late last year over the law. A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction temporarily halting the law’s enforcement.
Attorney General Rutledge is asking the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn that judge’s injunction and let the State of Arkansas enforce this good, pro-life law.
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.