July 28, 2017 | Posted in Abortion | By

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, July 28, 2017

On Friday a three-judge panel from the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals lifted a lower court’s order that had blocked the Abortion-Inducing Drugs Safety Act of 2015.

Family Council President Jerry Cox released a statement, saying, “We are very pleased with this ruling. This good law requires abortion providers to follow FDA protocols when dispensing abortion drugs and to maintain an agreement with a physician who has admitting privileges at a local hospital. A lower court blocked this good law from going into effect last year. Today the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals panel reversed that lower court’s order.

“We look forward to other good court decisions like this one as this case continues.”

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Photo Credit: By Brian Turner (Flickr: My Trusty Gavel) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.

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.