Sat Jan 2, 2016, 01:24 AM

Federal judge blocks Arkansas abortion law for 2 weeks

This is good news http://bigstory.ap.org/article/8fe3fbc7a4954224819b256e2ce7f9ff/federal-judge-blocks-arkansas-abortion-law-2-weeks

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge has issued a temporary restraining order preventing Arkansas from enforcing new limits on how the abortion pill is administered.

U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker late Thursday issued a 14-day delay in two sections of the law, which was scheduled to go into effect Friday. Baker said that "for now" she found enforcing those sections would cause a threat of irreparable harm to Planned Parenthood's two Arkansas clinics and their patients.

Planned Parenthood of the Heartland filed a lawsuit Monday challenging one portion of the law requiring doctors administering abortion pills to contract with a physician who has admitting privileges at a hospital and agrees to handle any complications and another portion requiring providers to follow guidelines set by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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