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.