ACLU of Arkansas Urges Federal Appellate Court to Uphold Decision Striking Down Abortion Ban
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ST. LOUIS—The American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas (ACLU of Arkansas) filed a brief today in the United States C0ourt of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit that makes clear that the Arkansas ban on abortions starting at 12 weeks is flatly unconstitutional, violating four decades of Supreme Court precedent. Earlier this year, a federal district court struck down this law, which was challenged by the ACLU of Arkansas, the American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Reproductive Rights.
“This law is one more example of extremist politicians willing to go to any length to insert themselves into a woman’s personal, private decision-making by ending access to abortion,” said Rita Sklar, executive director of the ACLU of Arkansas. “It’s clear that the district court made the right decision in striking down this law.”
Copies of the brief are available upon request.
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