Pro-life laws on hold after ACLU sues for abortion clinic

Friday, August 9, 2019
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Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

Judge banging gavel (newer pic)Three pro-life laws in Arkansas will remain on hold while a federal judge considers a lawsuit filed by pro-abortion organizations.

U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker had already issued a temporary injunction against the laws, so this latest action gives her even more time.

Speaking about the legal fight on "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins," Patrina Mosley of the Family Research Council said the state laws are common-sense measures.

"It shouldn't even be a discussion," Mosley insisted. “They already have a ban on abortions at 20 weeks, which is great, because we know a child can feel pain at 20 weeks, and the higher gestation of a child, the more risky the abortion is."

Another law prohibits doctors from performing an abortion if it's being sought because the child was diagnosed with Down syndrome.

"They still have value," said Mosley about those babies.

The third state law now in dispute requires the abortionist to be a licensed OB/GYN.

“That should be a no-brainer,” she told the radio program. “You do not want women who are coming into these places not getting abortions by the person who took their appointment behind the desk.”

American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas, which is representing Little Rock Family Planning, calls the laws extreme and says adding restrictions will destroy abortion access in Arkansas.

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