Planned Parenthood Says It's Complying With Arkansas Abortion Restriction

Nov 5, 2018

Planned Parenthood says it's now complying with an Arkansas law that was put on hold requiring doctors providing abortions pills to contract with a physician with admitting privileges at a hospital who agrees to handle any complications.

Attorneys for Planned Parenthood Great Plains and the state of Arkansas asked a federal appeals court Monday to lift a judge's ruling that had prevented the state from enforcing the abortion pill restriction. A federal judge in July had issued a preliminary injunction against the law but ordered Planned Parenthood to continue trying to find a contracting physician.

Monday's joint filing said Planned Parenthood found a physician willing to contract with it. Planned

Parenthood had argued Arkansas' restriction would have made the state the first in the nation to effectively ban abortion pills.