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Judge Halts Arkansas 18-Week Abortion Ban

HeadlineAug 07, 2019

In reproductive rights news, a federal judge has temporarily blocked Arkansas’s 18-week abortion ban, hours before it was to go into effect, saying it would cause “irreparable” harm to those seeking abortions. The judge also blocked a new requirement that abortion providers be certified in obstetrics and gynecology, and that bans providers from performing the procedure if the decision to terminate a pregnancy was based on a fetal diagnosis of Down syndrome.

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