Yesterday, the Federal District Court denied the State of Arkansas' request to dismiss the ACLU and Centers for Reproductive Rights' constitutional challenge to the state ban on abortions after 12-weeks and prior to viability. A hearing scheduled for Friday, May 17, 2013 at 10:00 at which the ACLU and CRR will request that the Court prevent the dangerous law from going into effect will proceed as scheduled.
"This order dispensed wtih some of the procedural obstacles the state tried to place between Arkansans and the court," said Holly Dickson, legal director for the ACLU of Arkansas. "We're hopeful the Court wills trike this law down and keep politicians out of private, personal medical decisions."
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