On Thursday Arkansas Attorney General Tim Griffin announced a New York abortion facility is complying with a cease-and-desist letter his office recently sent.

The A.G.’s office issued the cease-and-desist letter last month instructing the company to stop 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. said Choices Women’s Medical Center has taken steps to stop promoting and providing abortion pills to Arkansans. In a statement, Attorney General Griffin said,

“On May 21, I sent a letter to Choices Women’s Medical Center of New York (Choices) instructing it to cease and desist from using its website to direct Arkansans to abortion pill services, specifically the website’s invitation for Arkansans to take the second round of abortion pills ‘at home’ after being administered the first round at a clinic outside of Arkansas.

“Choices has since removed the problematic language from its website, which resolves this violation of the Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices Act (ADTPA). I have sent a letter notifying Choices that the organization has satisfactorily complied with my demand.

“Organizations cannot provide goods and services directly to Arkansans for use within Arkansas in a manner that violates Arkansas law. I will continue to hold organizations accountable for violations of the ADTPA and ensure that Arkansas laws protecting innocent life are followed.”

The A.G.’s office says it will continue to monitor Choices Women’s Medical Center’s website to ensure compliance with Arkansas law.

This is good news. Abortion 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 pro-abortion companies from out-of-state.

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