ACLU of Arkansas Statement on Governor Hutchinson Signing Abortion Ban Into Law
ACLU promises lawsuit to challenge the measure in court
LITTLE ROCK – The ACLU of Arkansas today condemned Governor Asa Hutchinson for signing Senate Bill 6, a near total ban on abortion, into law.
Holly Dickson, ACLU of Arkansas executive director made this statement:
“Once again, Arkansas politicians have made it their business to dictate people’s personal medical decisions, violate their personal autonomy, and block them from care. This extreme abortion ban is cruel and unconstitutional and it will have accomplished nothing but cause stress for patients, while ignoring the pressing challenges Arkansans face. Abortion is legal in all 50 states, including Arkansas, and we’ll fight as long as it takes to keep it that way. Governor Hutchinson: we’ll see you in court.”
Lori Williams, Little Rock Family Planning Services clinic director added:
“In Arkansas, we have continued to serve our patients under years of relentless attacks from state politicians. This outright ban is just the latest and most outrageous effort to block our patients from accessing vital reproductive health care. Our physicians, staff and our patients will not be intimidated by these attacks. Our doors remain open – and we will always fight to ensure that they stay that way. Our patients will continue to receive the compassionate care they need.”
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