What could be next for Arkansas’ abortion laws



JUDGE KRISTINE BAKER ISSUED HER
14-DAY TEMPORARY RESTRAINING
ORDER AT 11:45 P-M LAST NIGHT,
JUST 15
MINUTES BEFORE THE ABORTION
RESTRICTIONS WERE SET TO GO INTO EFFECT. HER 160 PAGE ORDER SAYS ALL THREE LAWS ARE LIKELY
UNCONSTITUTIONAL .  
 
 
 
"For the next 14 days the law
just won't go into effect and
the state shouldn't have any
ability to appeal that." BUT WHAT
HAPPENS NEXT? ASSOCIATE LAW PROFESSOR JILL
LENS
SAYS THE NEXT STEP WOULD BE A
PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION, WHICH
WOULD BLOCK THE ABORTION
RESTRICTIONS FOR THE ENTIRETY OF THE LAWSUIT. "The fact that she
granted the TRO makes it look like she would grant the
preliminary injunction." LENS
SAYS IT WASN'T
SURPRISING JUDGE BAKER DIDN'T
MAKE A
RULING ON MONDAY. "She wanted to hear all of those hours of
evidence and be able to put that
all
in her order. She needed to get
it in before
Wednesday, and she did that." THE ORDER SAYS,
FOR NOW, THE THREE NEW LAWS ARE
LIKELY
UNCONSTITUTIONAL AND THE HARMS
TO
WOMEN WHO ARE UNABLE TO OBTAIN ABORTIONS BECAUSE OF THEM ARE
IRREPARABLE. "What she concluded
is there really wasn't much
medical benefit. Abortion is
already quite safe and she saw issues that the obgyn
certification wouldn't actually
make it
any safer. She said the burdens
outweigh the
very minimal, if any medical benefit"
 
 
 
 
IT COULD BE TWO WEEKS BEFORE WE
LEARN WHAT HAPPENS NEXT WITH THE
ABORTION RESTRICTIONS BUT WITH THE RESTRAINING ORDER AND
PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION BEING SO
SIMILARLENS SAYS THAT'S WHAT WE
CAN PROBABLY EXPECT. LIVE IN
FAYETTEVILLE, EMMA CLAYBROOK,
40/29 NEWS.  
 
 
 
PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN B

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