On Tuesday, Attorney General Tim Griffin issued cease-and-desist letters to two companies advertising abortion pills in Arkansas.

Abortion is generally prohibited in Arkansas except to save the life of the mother, and state law prohibits abortion drugs from being delivered “via courier, delivery, or mail service” in Arkansas.

The A.G. sent cease-and-desist letters to the Choices Women’s Medical Center in New York and Aid Access in Amsterdam, Netherlands, demanding that both groups stop promoting and providing abortion pills to Arkansans.

In a statement, the attorney general said,

“Abortions are prohibited in Arkansas except under very limited circumstances. As such, abortion pills may not be legally shipped to Arkansans or brought into the State for use by Arkansans. My office has verified that both Choices Women’s Medical Center, Inc., and Aid Access are advertising the availability of abortion-inducing pills to Arkansans in contravention of our laws.

“These companies must cease and desist advertising relating to the performance of abortion services in Arkansas immediately or face the possibility of lawsuits from my office. As Attorney General, I will continue fighting to enforce the laws of our state.”

Attorney General Griffin says he will sue the companies for violating Arkansas’ Deceptive Trade Practices Act and seek penalties of up to $10,000 per violation, if they do not comply with the cease-and-desist.

Abortion-inducing drugs take the life of an unborn child. They also carry significant health risks for women — including risk of sepsis and death.

Delivering abortion drugs into Arkansas violates state law, and it puts women and unborn children at risk.

Family Council appreciates Attorney General Griffin’s willingness to stand up against these pro-abortion companies from out-of-state.

To read the A.G.’s letter to Aid Access letter, click here.

To read the A.G.’s letter to Choices Women’s Medical Center, click here.

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