The state of Arkansas is not going down without a fight, says a pro-life group after a federal judge temporarily blocked new laws from going into effect.
U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker granted a 14-day temporary restraining order shortly before midnight Tuesday.
Three laws were scheduled to go into effect Wednesday including one that protects unborn babies who receive a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome.
Another law requires abortion providers be board-certified and a third law bans abortions starting at 18 weeks.
Rose Mimms of Arkansas Right to Life says Leslie Rutledge, the state’s first female attorney general, will fight for the pro-life laws and called the Republican AG a “pit bull” for the people of Arkansas and the unborn.
“She is going to take it as far as she needs to take it,” Mimms tells OneNewsNow.
In terms of Judge Baker's ruling, Mimms says it was to be expected.
"She's been the judge on a number of our cases and she always sides with Planned Parenthood," Mimms explains. "These are common-sense laws passed by the Arkansas General Assembly and signed by the governor, and we want to see them go into effect."