Federal appeals court puts 2 Arkansas abortion restrictions on hold

Federal appeals court puts 2 Arkansas abortion restrictions on hold
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (WMC) - This week a federal appeals court put two Arkansas abortion restrictions on hold.

One bans abortions 18 weeks into a woman’s pregnancy.

The other bans the procedure from being performed because the fetus has Down syndrome.

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld a judge’s 2019 ruling temporarily blocking Arkansas from enforcing the laws.

A judge in 2019 said the two measures unconstitutionally restrict abortion before the point of viability.

More restrictions are expected to be proposed during the upcoming Arkansas legislative session.

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