Ark. Abortion Pill Law Temporarily Restricted Again

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA) - An Arkansas law that Planned Parenthood said would've eliminated all but one abortion provider in the state has been placed on hold again, officials say. 

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a preliminary injunction on Act 577 can remain in effect while Planned Parenthood of the Great Plains seeks review from the U.S. Supreme Court on the law's constitutionality, officials say. 

A U.S. district court had placed the preliminary injunction, but it was later lifted. Now it has been put in place once more, Planned Parenthood said. 

Planned Parenthood said Act 577 requires doctors that provide the abortion pill to have a formal agreement with a backup provider who has admitting privileges at a hospital. 

More details to come.


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